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  • 1.  Product Offering relationship

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 17 days ago
    In TMF620 ,

    Product Offering to Product Offering relationship  ( 0.....*). but inside the Product Offering relationship ( i.e attributes )  there is no placeholder to declare the min & max cardinality relationship between two products.

    For Example, I have a simple product that relates to a License product (   according to the product model,  we can add/relate  2 instances of the license Product to the Simple product which is min 0 & max 2  ). The problem is I couldn't see the placeholder to update this in TMF 620.

    below are the properties defined in the Product offering relationship. - FYR

    @referredType
    Name
    Href
    id
    @baseType
    @schemaLocation
    @type
    relationshipType
    Role
    validFor

    Please advise .




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    Vinodkumar Rajaram
    BT Group plc
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  • 2.  RE: Product Offering relationship

    Posted 17 days ago
    Nice post, thank you.

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    Kenneth Vurke
    TO BE VERIFIED
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  • 3.  RE: Product Offering relationship

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 17 days ago
    Hi Vinodkumar
    You already have the cardinalities for bundling offerings. In a planned update to TMF620 (in v4.2) we plan to introduce an additional bundling relationship class that will support group cardinality (e.g. choose a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 8 from a list of offerings).
    But I get the feeling from your query that you are looking for cardinality specifications for a non-bundling relationship. It would help if you could give a concrete business example (if you can manage without leaking BT's IP).

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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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  • 4.  RE: Product Offering relationship

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 16 days ago
    Edited by Vinodkumar Rajaram 16 days ago
    Hi Jonathan,

    Thanks for your reply,

    Eg:-   Assume that Product A  is one  Product Offering and  Product B is another Product offering,    Product A is Related to Product B  via Product Offering Relationship, I need to set max 2 instances for Product B  ( i.e 2 Relationship is allowed )  if that's the case then in the Catalog where to set the cardinality as min 0 & max 2?

    Thanks

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    Vinodkumar Rajaram
    BT Group plc
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  • 5.  RE: Product Offering relationship

    TM Forum Member
    Posted 12 days ago
    Hi Vinodkumar
    If you can make the examples concrete (e.g. Product A is IPTV, and Product B is set-top-box STB) this would help more.
    Going with that example, and assuming that the STB is not part of the IPTV bundle, you are perhaps saying that I can offer the customer STBs as add-ons to the bundle. But even though the STB is not part of the bundle, you want to restrict the customer from purchasing more than two STBs, is this correct?

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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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  • 6.  RE: Product Offering relationship

    TM Forum Member
    Posted yesterday
    yes you are right Jonathan!

    if that's the case how to set max cardinality in Product Offering relationship

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    Vinodkumar Rajaram
    BT Group plc
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  • 7.  RE: Product Offering relationship

    TM Forum Member
    Posted yesterday
    You'll have to extend the API, and perhaps we need to consider an optional enhancement in the standard.

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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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