Faster Payments Service (FPS) Member Simulator v1.1 Released
Ascert are pleased to announce the general availability of version 1.1 of the FPS Member Simulator.
This is the first non-Beta release of the simulator and contains the following additional key features:
Test Case Scheduler
This is a powerful facility that allows users to activate test cases from within other test cases, or for a test case to reschedule itself, thus providing 'persistent test case' and 'autorun' functionality. This provides a simple and standardised way to create scripts that act as automatic responders, or that can automatically commence execution of test cases based on receipt of specific incoming "trigger" messages.
This feature gives users the capability to set, vary and assign counter values to any integer field in an FPS transaction message, such as the Settlement Cycle ID (Field 29).
Static Data Look Up
This gives users the ability to define and reference member specific data outside of the test case file in a 'Named Data Set' (NDS). This removes the need to repeatedly hard code 'default' member data in the test case files.
The Ascert Release Notes for FPS Member Simulator v1.1 are available here
The IPL Self Certification Release Notes are available here .
Registered FPS Users can download the software here .