Rate table default values

When a rate table can’t be resolved due to missing references, BriteCore uses the default value.

Note: If all the sources are resolved, but the rate table isn’t resolving to a value, BriteCore won’t use the default value; instead, it displays an error stating the rate table couldn’t resolve to a value.


The zipToTerritoryTable rate table’s default value is used only under certain circumstances:

Note: The zipToTerritoryTable rate table maps the Zip field to a territory.

  • If the user doesn’t enter a ZIP code, the default value is used.

    Note: You have to set a rate table’s default value.

  • If the Zip value is provided but not included as an option on the rate table, the default value isn’t used.

Based on Figure 1, if a user enters 10001 as the ZIP code, BriteCore will display the Rate Table “zipToTerritoryTable” could not resolve to a single value error instead of using the default value.

Figure 1: Example zipToTerritoryTable.

Default value None

Default values can be either the value you would use as the rate table’s output or None.

When the default is None, a rate table containing missing references will resolve to None. When a rate table is used as a source for another rate table, it can send the None value among its other possible resolution values, and the receiving rate table can map the None value like any other value.

Add a default value

To add a default value to a rate table:

  1. In the BriteCore menu, select Lines.
  2. In the Lines of Business list, select the applicable line of business.
  3. On the Line Overview screen, in the Products menu, navigate to and select the applicable product.
  4. On the Product Overview screen, in the Risk Types section, select the applicable risk type.
  5. On the risk type screen, select Rate Tables, and then, in the Rate Tables section, select the applicable rate table.
  6. Under Default, select the dropdown list, and then complete one of the following steps:
    • Select the default value you want to use.

      Note: The default value None will appear with the other options.

    • In the box, type a custom default value, and then select it.