This section describes how to use Oracle Communications Billing and Revenue Management (BRM) Business Operations Center to change the BRM system time and date without affecting the operating system time and date. You do this to test time-sensitive functions associated with nonrecurring jobs.
Caution:Changing the time and date introduces the possibility of corrupting data. Do not change the time and date in a production database.
For example, you can change BRM system's time and date to test the following:
Whether accounts are billed correctly. You can advance the date and then run the billing job and generate an invoice.
Whether product catalogs are synchronized correctly.
To indicate that you have changed the BRM system time and date, a banner showing the modified BRM system time and date is displayed on the top of every page.
Note:Closing the banner does not revert the time and date to the real system time and date.
To change the BRM system time and date:
Click the Jobs icon.
The Jobs page appears.
Do one of the following:
If you are changing the time and date for the first time, click the Manage Virtual Time button.
If you already changed the time and date and want to edit those settings, click the Manage Virtual Time link in the banner.
The Manage Virtual Time dialog box appears.
Click Virtual time enabled.
Note:If you already changed the time and date, skip this step.
In the New virtual time value field, change the BRM system time and date.
(Optional) To freeze the system time and date to the time and date you set, click Do not advance time.
To keep the clock running, do not click Do not advance time.
(Optional) To view the updated time and date, refresh the page.
The BRM system's new time and date is displayed in the banner at the top of every page.