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AvaTax Excise - Optimizing System Performance


This document applies to all license types.  Content last updated 11/30/2017.
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At Avalara, we’re always looking for ways to improve our products and optimize system performance.  One of those ways is the Cache Unlicensed Scenario Taxes setting.

What is Cache Unlicensed Scenario Taxes and how does it work?

Released on March 1st, 2017, the Cache Unlicensed Scenario Taxes was added to AvaTax Excise to improve the performance of the tax calculation engine. Because of the advantages, we've decided to change the default value in an upcoming release.

  Cache Unlicensed Scenario Taxes Setting Action Error Code Error Name
(and the default after
1 Feb 2018)
"False" Saves memory; Caches only your Avalara-licensed jurisdictions and products -873 UnlicensedUncachedLocationJurisdiction
(until 1 Feb 2018)

Consumes excess memory; Caches all jurisdictions and products

-874 UnlicensedLocationJurisdiction

If you are capturing and acting on the error code or error name, you will need to adjustments. Otherwise, there's no need to make any changes in your use of AvaTax Excise.

Can I get it now?

Yes - in fact, we encourage you to. It's as easy as 1 - 2 - 3.

  1. From the home screen, click Maintenance > Companies.
  2. Click Settings and select AvaTax Excise under the Settings Category dropdown.
  3. Click Cache Unlicensed Scenario Taxes. In the new window that opens, click the Copy tab, uncheck Value and click the Insert button to save the setting.

What if I wait?

This setting benefits everyone, so even if you do nothing, the setting will be changed for you on the evening of February 1st, 2018. Then it becomes the default setting and the error code and error name will change


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