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Usage Class Types Screen

Last Updated: Wed Apr 06 2022

Usage Class Types are configured in Setup / Usage Rating / Rate Types / Class Type

Overview

Class types are optional elements that allow you to categorize classes for reporting or mediation purposes. For example, you may wish to categorize SMS classes by whether they are mobile originating or mobile terminating, or categorize voice related classes by whether they are on-net, off-net, land line, mobile, VoIP, etc.

Prerequisites

Class types can be configured immediately, there are no prerequisite configuration steps.

The Class Types Panel

The Class Types on the left of this screen allows you to select a class type so that you can view or edit its configuration details. Actions are also available which are shown as icons above the Filter text box. Available actions are described below.

Actions

Icon

Description

Deletes the selected class type

Adds a new class type

Class Types List

The list on the left of the screen shows the class types that are currently configured in the system.

When you select a class type in the list configuration settings for the selected class will be shown in the Edit Class Type Panel to the right. These settings are explained in more detail below.

The Edit Class Type Panel

The information in this panel reflects the currently selected class type. From here you can change the class type details (fields will display a red left border if a value is required and purple text if the field is read-only and cannot be modified).

Class Fields:

  • Name: a unique and descriptive name for the class type

  • Sort Order: the order the class type will appear when selecting from a drop down list of class types (must be a value greater than zero)

References tab

This section displays where the selected class type is used in the system. By default, the reference data is displayed in a summary format to indicate where the class type is in use, however the Entity drop down field can be used to view the exact system objects that the class type is configured on.


Adding Class Types

  1. Under the Class Types heading on the left click the (emoji) icon

  2. Under the Add Class Type heading configure the new class type settings

  3. Click Save when finished


Editing Class Types

  1. Locate the class type in the list on the left under the Class Type panel heading or use the Filter text box to filter down to the class type you wish to edit

  2. Select the desired class type in the list

  3. Under the Edit Class Type heading on the right specify the class type details

  4. Click Save to commit your changes


Deleting Class Types

Note: Class types that are configured on classes or other entities are in use and cannot be deleted (the delete action button will be greyed out in this case). In order to delete a class type in use first check the References tab on the Edit Class Type panel to determine which entities are configured with the class type. Next, proceed to modify those entities to use an alternate class type.

  1. Select the class type on the left under the Classes Panel or use the Filter text box to locate the desired class type

  2. On the left under the Class Types heading click the (emoji) icon

  3. On the confirmation dialog click Yes to confirm that the selected class type should be deleted