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  • 1.  SID - ServiceCatalog Usecase

    Posted Nov 25, 2022 04:00
    ServiceCatalog Usecase?

    why do we have ServiceCandidate b/w Service Catalog and ServiceSpecification? 
    why can't we have directly relation between ServiceCatalog and ServiceSpecification(why ServiceCandidate between them)?

    mahendar naik

  • 2.  RE: SID - ServiceCatalog Usecase

    TM Forum Member
    Posted Nov 27, 2022 01:52
    This is an excellent question, Mahendar. So much so that a few years ago I proposed to remove the Candidate entity (service and resource) from the Information Framework (SID) and the API model. However my proposal was rejected; it seems that the community has found real use cases justifying the existence of these entities. You will note, for example, that in the product catalog we have a reference from Product Offering to Service and Resource candidates​.
    I think @Koen Peeters posted a reply recently with a real use case on this.​

    Jonathan Goldberg
    Amdocs Management Limited
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