This page describes the technical aspect of the Datafeed Service where porting changes are made available in real-time via a simple protocol delivered over TCP/IP.
Upon service activation, an initial snapshot of the current state of numbers will be delivered via the interface. From this point onwards all changes will be queued and sent (in order) via the interface.
The initial and delta changes contain rows in ACSII format. Each row contains exactly three fields delimited by a vertical bar (|); these are an Action Indicator, a Service Number (e.g. 0417289696) a CAC and a timestamp (YYYYMMDDHHMI, 24-hour notation in AEST).
The Action Indicator values are:
- A = Add, means a newly ported service number (only A's will appear in the initial snapshot file)
- C = Change, means a service number that's been ported in the past and has now been ported again
- D = Delete, means a service number has been returned to the original allocated carrier