Billing and Revenue Management

How to Be a Time Traveler Using pin_virtual_time

Have you ever wanted to travel through time? No need for a flux capacitor! Oracle BRM provides that exciting opportunity with the use of pin_virtual_time, which allows you to adjust the time of your … Read More »

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Data Management

Using Expression Variables for Row Over Row Processing

Downloadable White Paper - Data processing in Informatica PowerCenter is row-based. But sometimes you just need to reference the data in the previous row. What to do? Expression transformation … Read More »

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The Intersection

How to Be a Time Traveler Using pin_virtual_time

Have you ever wanted to travel through time? No need for a flux capacitor! Oracle BRM provides that exciting opportunity with the use of pin_virtual_time, which allows you to adjust the time of your BRM instance without changing your system time. Time traveling is not always appropriate or necessary, so let’s briefly go over some examples of when to use pin_virtual_time and how it should be … Read More »

Testnap is Your Friend

When it comes to testing in BRM, you’ve got a friend in testnap. Testnap is a versatile command-line utility that you can use to test your BRM applications and execute opcodes. With testnap, you can perform the following tasks: Create input flists Test the validity of input flists Save input and output flists Execute opcodes View return flists Create, view, modify and delete objects … Read More »

How to Bill One Account in BRM for Testing

The BRM billing utilities run in default mode are great for billing large numbers of accounts, but may not be appropriate for situations such as testing, when all that’s required is to verify the billing for a small number of accounts. The method presented here makes it possible to bill a small number of accounts at a time, requiring only the account poids and the billinfo poids of the accounts … Read More »

Using Expression Variables for Row Over Row Processing

Downloadable White Paper - Data processing in Informatica PowerCenter is row-based. But sometimes you just need to reference the data in the previous row. What to do? Expression transformation variables are one very useful answer. In my white paper, Row Over Row Processing Using Expression Variables, I go over two scenarios for utilizing the power of variables in accessing prior processed … Read More »

How to Easily Clone an Oracle BRM Test Database

Cloning a database for BRM is not merely a matter of making a copy of the database. Integration must be enforced so that all communication stays intact. In the following steps, we will walk through cloning from one BRM database (Source Machine) to a new database (Target Machine). Clone database Source – extract We will use the Oracle Data Pump Export with parameter files to write the … Read More »