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TMF646 Appointment contactMedium and relatedParty

  • 1.  TMF646 Appointment contactMedium and relatedParty

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Apr 27, 2021 05:20
    Hi,

    in the Appointment it states:

    contactMedium
    A list of contact mediums (ContactMedium [*]). Indicates the contact medium that could be used to contact the party.

    relatedParty
    A list of related parties (RelatedParty [*]). Related Entity reference. A related party defines party or party role linked to a specific entity.

    How do I know whicht contactMedium belongs to which party? Why is contactMedium a seperate field at all?

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    Markus Wolf
    DEUTSCHE TELEKOM IT GMBH
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  • 2.  RE: TMF646 Appointment contactMedium and relatedParty

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Apr 27, 2021 10:43
    Hi Markus
    ContactMedium is a ubiquitous sub-entity, which API designers have seen fit to attach to various entities in the Open API model.
    It's up to you, as implementer of an API, to decide how to use the capabilities. So each party (or party role) has its own contact medium, but it might be useful to have contact information at the level of the appointment itself.
    Hope it helps

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    Jonathan Goldberg
    Amdocs Management Limited
    Any opinions and statements made by me on this forum are purely personal, and do not necessarily reflect the position of the TM Forum or my employer.
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  • 3.  RE: TMF646 Appointment contactMedium and relatedParty

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Apr 29, 2021 12:10
    Thanks Jonathan, that helps.

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    Markus Wolf
    DEUTSCHE TELEKOM IT GMBH
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