WHAT ARE INSTRUCTIONS?
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  • Instructions are dispatched by Utilities to an Org within the context of a contract.

  • An instruction consists of one or more tasks that must be performed against an installed Device situated at a given location.

  • Examples of Instructions include meter reads, meter audits and meter disconnect.

  • Instructions are dispatched to the Org by the Utility in a flat text format generated by the Utility. Invariably, these Instructions are generated by the Utility‚Äôs software system or manually in the form of a spreadsheet.

  • WeBill Users Mapping to Map the Instructions from the Utility source file to the Canonical Schema. See [LINK]. Therefore, when an Org loads Instructions, it needs to associate Instructions being loaded with the correct Mapping file. It is a prerequisite therefore to complete the Mapping before Instructions can be loaded from a Utility.

  • Instructions are normally loaded in batch. Where there is only one Instruction, it will be a batch of one. Each batch requires at minimum a Start Date and an End Date.

  • This means that the Instructions within the batch cannot be executed before the Start Date and must be completed by the End Date; Instructions within the batch cannot be executed after the End Date.

  • Instructions are loaded within the context of a Contract. Where the Contract has been configured with Cycles, you will have the option to load Instructions for a specific Cycle. Whether the Contract has a Cycle configuration or not, you will be able to load Instructions as a Purchase Order. For the difference between Cycles and a Purchase Order, see [LINK]

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