Zuora Staff

Re: Activating Subset of Charges on a Subscription

HI @vkannan ,


Like you mentioned, you can accomplish this with adding two fields on the 2nd charge for the RateplanCharge object:

  • TriggerEvent - Set to "SpecificDate"
  • TriggerDate - Set this to the date you want the charge to start. If you dont know this date, you could set it to something temporary like the Subscription End Date.

Another option is to use the TriggerEvent and built in date fields such as:

  • Rate Plan Charge 1 - TriggerEvent = "ContractEffective"
  • Rate Plan Charge 2 - TriggerEvent = "ServiceActivation"  or "CustomerAcceptance" where this is set to the date that you want to activate this charge.

In both of these cases, if you dont know the start date of the charge, you will have to go back and update the charge later.


One final option would be to create the RateplanCharge2 in a separate Order/Amendment and not activate it. It will stay in pending status until you update it.


I hope this helps.

Thank you,



Adam Godfrey
Zuora Global Services | Zuora Certified Consultant