Thursday, November 9, 2017

How to test the next Standards Release in Future Mode on your Alliance Access or Alliance Entry

Description
Before the next Standards Release, SWIFT provides a test period during which you can try out the new syntax. You find the Specifics on the roll-outschedule of the Test and Training system for the next SWIFTStandards published on swift.com. How can you configure your Alliance Access or Alliance Entry to test with the different modes available?
Information
1. Login your Test and Training LT (must have the future message syntax assigned) 2. Send an APC 072 message choosing any of the following options for field 127:
FC: Full Function Mode, Current
Test and Training users can exchange messages with themselves or with any other Test and Training user with the current message syntax.In this mode, all normal usage restrictions apply, as on the live network.
FF: Full Function Mode, Future
Test and Training users can exchange messages with themselves or with any other Test and Training user with the future message syntax. Inthis mode, all normal usage restrictions apply, as on the live network.
LC: Local Test Mode, Current
 A Test and Training user can test with the FIN system only, it will use the current message syntax. A Test and Training user can receivemessage samples, or can send messages that are validated and that are stored, but that are not delivered.
LF: Local Test Mode, Future
 A Test and Training user can test with the FIN system only, it will use the future message syntax. A Test and Training user can receive message samples, or can send messages that are validated and that are stored, but that are not delivered. You can switch between the different available modes by sending an APC 072 message before the FIN Select. In that MT 072, you specify the exact mode that you want to use for your FIN session.3. Select your Test and Training LT choosing as Test Mode Selection,
Full Function Mode
or
Local Test Mode
depending on what you have selected on the APC 072 message. If you have selected


Local Test Mode
then you must not select any delivery subsets.
Important Note :You can receive an error code H30 (Message type does not exist for this application) when sending the MT 072 if you send the MT 072 after having logged and selected the logical terminal rather than having performed the login only.
Correct sequence is: login your Test and TrainingLT, send MT 072, select your Test and Training LT.If the LT gets interrupted, the reconnect will be done (if auto reconnect is enabled) using the same FIN session number and the LT remainstherefore in same mode (e.g. Full Future Mode) As soon as a Logout has been done or an Abort of the LT occurred, the LT is automatically back into the default mode, which is Full Currentmode.When you need to work in a different mode than Full Current mode, "automatic Select" usage is not appropriated as you need to getsystematically APC 072 message already sent and acked before the select FIN is sent. Use manual mode instead..When you exchange T&T FIN messages with your counterparties, make sure that the sender and receiver are both using the same FullFunction mode (either both current, either both future) as FIN maintains separate delivery queues for current-format and future-formatmessages.For more information about the available options for these test facilities, see the SWIFT
User Handbook, FIN Service Description, Test & Training
.Related information
Tip 1518163: How to request a message from the tank file (https://www2.swift.com/support/knowledgebase/tip/1518163)

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