Other Defaults for OXI
This default page is the other default page. The OPERA values can be chosen by selecting the button seen alongside the text entry field. A list of configured and valid OPERA values for this item displays. The external system values have to be inserted in a free- format style, but need to be valid for the external system to accept the record. Please be aware of case sensitivity.
Example: Screen of Others defaults.
This section defines for how long in advance you can receive or send messages for data modules that affect the inventory. If you want to restrict your reservations to the external system to, for example, 720 days in advance and not send any reservations beyond that inventory time span, you would select availability type ‘Day’ and availability in advance for ‘720’ (days).
Maximum Availability Type. Setting of the availability types either in Days or by Week
Maximum Availability in Advance. Setting of the number of days/weeks availability in advance will be allowed
Start Day of the Week. Day of the week from which the time format will be calculated. Only shows when the Max Availability Type is flagged as DAY.
Note: If any value for the Maximum Availability in Advance is changed, the OXI Services have to be restarted in order to activate the new settings.
Currency Code. The currency code the external system is sending and expecting. The revenue amounts sent in STAY messages to the external system are converted to the external system currency code configured in OXI here. The actual currency code (once code conversion, if configured, has occurred) of the revenue amount is also sent along with the revenue amounts.
Currency Format. Select the format mask matching the external system currency code
Currency Multiplier. Currencies that have denominations without decimals need to be set to convert correctly for messages from the external system. Amounts sent by external systems will be multiplied by this value when set.
Decimal Indicator. Auto populated once the Currency Format is selected. Based on the currency format set in OPERA.
Note: If any value for the External System Currency Details is changed, the OXI Services have to be restarted in order to activate the new settings.
A maximum of two default trace departments can be selected and configured.
Note: Trace Department 1 is used in place of the OXI_RESERVATIONS parameter COMMENTS_AS_TRACES which was removed as of V2.5+.
Trace Department 1 or 2. Select by clicking on the down arrow button. A list of valid OPERA trace departments appears.
Trace on Arrival Date. Set the trace start date in OPERA by inserting the number of days prior to the arrival of the guest.
Always Overwrite. If this box is checked, new traces sent by the external system will always overwrite existing traces for the same trace department in the reservation. If this box is blank, new traces sent will be appended to existing traces in the reservation and will not be overwritten.
You can decide to capture all mandatory interface warnings as traces in the respective reservation they belong to. To do so, the OXI_GENERIC parameter WARNINGS_AS_TRACES must be set to Y. All warnings that have occurred during the download of a reservation will be registered as traces with a start date equal to the current system date.
Trace Warning. Select by clicking on the button seen alongside the text entry field. A list of valid OPERA trace departments appears.
Always Overwrite. If this box is checked, new warnings will always overwrite existing warnings in the reservation. If this box is blank, new warnings will be appended to existing warnings in the reservation and will not be overwritten.
Validate. Functionality button to validate against OXI defaults that may be dependent on OPERA PMS settings. You will be prompted by OXI to set or remove defaults based on those OPERA PMS settings. (Please see topic Default Relationships for full description of functionality.)