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Dynamic Usage Classes

Last Updated: Aug 05, 2020

Dynamic Usage Classes are configured in Setup / Usage Rating / Locations / Dynamic Class

Overview

Dynamic usage classes allow a usage class on usage to be dynamically changed based on additional usage attributes. For instance, usage occurring in a specific location (location group) can be set to a particular usage class based on the network/carrier that the usage occurs on, resulting in different usage rates being charged for different network providers.

Multiple rules can be created under a dynamic usage class to setup criteria for resolving different usage classes. These rules are executed based on the order that they are configured in. The rules priority can be changed by changing their order.

Dynamic Usage classes are configured on services when packages are setup. A service within a package can have only one dynamic usage class configured on it.

Prerequisites

  • A custom field list must be setup on the mediation entity and be configured with carriers as the custom field's values

  • Under the owner configuration > mediation & rating section the Dynamic Usage Class option must be enabled with the Rule Variable set to the 'Carrier' custom field

  • Location groups must be setup to specify the areas where the dynamic class rules apply

Dynamic Usage Classes Panel

The Dynamic Usage Classes panel on the left of this screen allows you to select existing dynamic usage classes to view and edit on the Edit Dynamic Usage Classes panel to the right. Actions are also available in this panel which are shown as icons above the Filter text box. The available actions are described below.

Actions

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Description

Deletes the dynamic usage class if not in use (configured on a service in a package)

Adds a new dynamic usage class

Edit Dynamic Usage Classes Panel

The information in this panel reflects the currently selected dynamic usage classes. From here you can change dynamic usage classes 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).

Dynamic Usage Classes Fields:

  • Name: a unique name for the dynamic usage class

  • Active: enables or disables the dynamic usage class. A disabled class cannot be added to services when creating packages in the product catalog. This option will be disabled until the dynamic U=usage class is configured with one or more rules

  • Description: a summary of the dynamic usage class configuration

Rules tab

This tab allows you to view, edit and add rules that define the usage class that is set when usage occurs in a specific location on a specific network.