RE: [Emerald] How does Emerald determine login duration ?

wilson@dagupan.com
Tue, 22 Feb 2000 08:50:30 +0800

Dale,

As a follow up question to this, why is it that my user was billed 0.00 for
the following calls?

1st Call (within normal times) 15 minutes
2nd Call (within prime times) 15 minutes
3rd Call (within normal times) 15 minutes

i ran the consolidation and it correctly identified that 3 calls were made.
But when the billing came, the user was charged 0.00!

The rate plan was:
standard time=0 over interval=3600
interval=3600 over charge=40
std charge=40

primary start 12:00 regular charge 60
Primary stop 13:00 regular overtime 60

Could it be that since the interval was set to 3600 (1 hour), and the calls
were less than 1 hour, no corresponding fractional charge was made? if so,
can i then correct the situation by using per second charging instead of per
hour charging?

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dale E. Reed Jr. [mailto:daler@iea-software.com]
> Sent: Sunday, February 20, 2000 7:08 PM
> To: emerald@iea-software.com
> Subject: Re: [Emerald] How does Emerald determine login duration ?
>
>
> Danny Sinang wrote:
> >
> > More questions though ... How does Emerald's invoicing
> system sum up the
> > login durations for a user ?
> >
> > If user jake's logins were as follows :
> >
> > 1. Feb 1, 2000 : 30 seconds
> > 2. Feb 2, 2000 : 65 seconds
> >
> > Would the invoice determine that jake used up 1 minute and
> 35 seconds ? Or
> > would it say jake used up 2 minutes ?
>
> Emerald rounds based on the interval you set. If the interval is in
> seconds, then that is how it rounds it.
>
> > If possible, can you furnish me the logic for invoicing ? I
> can't find any
> > stored procedure that shows how Emerald computes for the
> charges and puts
> > them in the charges table.
>
> Its not a proc. The consolidation proc gives the information to
> Emerald,
> and thats what Emerald bills on. The billing itself is in the client,
> not
> a query.
>
>
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>
> Dale E. Reed Jr. Emerald and RadiusNT
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