There are a number of parameters to the meter to cash program which can be used to drive the behavior of how the program executes. These parameters are broken into a number of groups which are explained below:
Analysis Date Range
- Start Date – Specifies the start date from which to perform the analysis
- End Date – Specifies the end date to which to perform the analysis
This section allows you to restrict the objects that are to be analyzed. It is predominantly for use during testing only.
- Installation Number – Allows you to restrict the installations to be analyzed
- Business Partner – Allows you to restrict the business partners to be analyzed
- Contract Account – Allows you to restrict the contract accounts to be analyzed
- Contract Number – Allows you to restrict the contracts to be analyzed
- BPEM Case Number – Allows you to restrict the BPEM cases to be analyzed
Each of the metrics to be executed are displayed here. This lists all metrics and each metric then has the following field structure:
- Active flag – Check this box if you would like to run the analysis for this metric
- Metric name – This is not a parameter but instead the name of the metric itself
- Detail flag – This check-box allows you to turn on the “details” of the objects that were used to calculate the metric. During the display of the results, the metric can be clicked and the details of the underlying objects used to derive the metric can then be listed. This should be used for low volume metrics or for the purposes of testing
- Information/Help – This button allows you to read information about what the metric is and how it is calculated
- Classification (1) – Allows you to break down the metric by the classification specified
- Classification (2) – Provides an additional level of break-down by the classification specified
- Classification (3) – As per classification (2)
- Maximum number of objects – Allows you to specify the maximum number of objects that are stored when you specify that details of objects are saved for a given metric. This ensures that when large numbers of objects are stored, the memory limits are not exceeded.
The final set of parameters to be specified are in the “Technical Settings” button available in the standard toolbar. This is detailed in the Node5 Architecture section of this manual under “Performance considerations”. They relate to the performance settings with which the program executes and can be optimized to ensure that the report executes within acceptable time frames.
Once all parameters have been specified, it is typical that they then be saved into a variant. The batch schedule is then able to execute the program with the variant specified.
Additionally, if the report is to be run ad-hoc by super users, it is possible to automatically default the technical setting parameters when the program is first executed. This is done in the “Default technical settings” of the Node5 Architecture program definition for the Meter to Cash report.