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  • 1.  Why does TMF632 Party Management have its' own address format rather than use TMF673 Geopgraphic Address Management?

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Jan 18, 2022 05:09
    The subject line says it all really.

    TMF632 Party Management defines its' own address format as part of the contactMedium/characteristic block.
    E.g.
    {"street1" : "22 Acacia Rd",
    "street2": "Lower Village",
    "postCode": "IP5 3RE",
    "city": "Upperton",
    "stateOrProvince": "Suffolk"
    Why does it not use (by reference or value) the TMF673 Geographic Address Management format? E.g. same data as above, different format:
    {"streetNr": "22","streetName": "Acacia",
    "streetType": "Road",
    "postcode": "IP5 3RE",
    "locality": "Lower Village",
    "city": "Upperton",
    "stateOrProvince": "Suffolk"}
    If we had an address service (exposed using TMF673) it would be natural to create party records that used to the data from the address service rather than (as the API implies) store separate address values in a separate format.

    Suggestion: align the postal addresses in TMF632 to the Geographic Address schema of TMF673. Allow pass by reference or pass by value semantics.

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    Alasdair MacLeod
    BT Group plc
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  • 2.  RE: Why does TMF632 Party Management have its' own address format rather than use TMF673 Geopgraphic Address Management?

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Jan 19, 2022 09:40
    Hi Alasdair,

    I agree with your assessment and I support your suggestion.
    It will require also further fixing of other contactmedium aspects such as phone numbers, e-mail addresses and social media references.

    Regards

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    Koen Peeters
    OryxGateway
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  • 3.  RE: Why does TMF632 Party Management have its' own address format rather than use TMF673 Geopgraphic Address Management?

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Jan 26, 2022 15:55
    Thanks Koen.

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    Alasdair MacLeod
    BT Group plc
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  • 4.  RE: Why does TMF632 Party Management have its' own address format rather than use TMF673 Geopgraphic Address Management?

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Jan 26, 2022 15:58
    @Ludovic Robert is this something that could be considered for a future uplift of the specs? ​​

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    Alasdair MacLeod
    BT Group plc
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  • 5.  RE: Why does TMF632 Party Management have its' own address format rather than use TMF673 Geopgraphic Address Management?

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Jan 27, 2022 02:44
    Hello Alasdair,

    I think we should raise a jira for this. this is a fair request. Are you able to log a Jira to the API team @Alasdair MacLeod ? or do you want me to it ?

    Thanks
    Ludovic​

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    Ludovic Robert
    Orange
    My answer are my own & don't represent necessarily my company or the TMF
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  • 6.  RE: Why does TMF632 Party Management have its' own address format rather than use TMF673 Geopgraphic Address Management?

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Jan 27, 2022 07:03
    Happy to do if you point me in the right direction.

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    Alasdair MacLeod
    BT Group plc
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  • 7.  RE: Why does TMF632 Party Management have its' own address format rather than use TMF673 Geopgraphic Address Management?

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Feb 02, 2022 08:46
    Hi,

    this will be fixed on v5.0.0, the Jira that is tracking this specific improvement is this one:
    https://projects.tmforum.org/jira/browse/AP-3792

    Best Regards,

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    Henrique Rodrigues
    TM Forum
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