Testing Prescribed Transactions Reports (PTRs)

The process for testing PTRs submitted via the B2B and XML Upload channels (automation) is different from testing PTRs submitted manually (via the online forms for Large Cash Transactions and International Fund Transfers).

Please select the appropriate process to ensure you have the correct information.

  1. Testing automated reports – for reporting entities ready to test sample reports submitted via the B2B and XML Upload channels.
  2. Testing reports manually submitted – for reporting entities ready to test sample reports submitted via the online forms.

1. Testing automated reports (B2B and XML Upload)

Reporting entities preparing to submit reports via the B2B and XML Upload channels are required to submit sample test files into the test environment prior to submitting reports into the production (live) environment.

Note, the URL for the B2B test environment is different from the XML Upload.

Preparing to Test

Before testing in the New Zealand Police test environment, we recommend reporting entities test within their own environment using sample test XML reports.

Example XML Files

Example XML files are available for Large Cash Transactions (LCTs) and International Fund Transfers (IFTs). Note, real data cannot be submitted for testing purposes.

Reporting entities are also able to download an XML file from reports submitted into goAML via the online forms for IFTs and LCTs (please note, the URL for the web test environment is different from the B2B URL).

Email goamlconsult@police.govt.nz for a copy of the PTR Example Files and instructions on how to download an XML file from goAML.

Testing Reports (B2B and XML Upload)

There are three key stages of testing. The documentation available is listed under each stage. Email goamlconsult@police.govt.nz for a copy of the documents.

 

2. Testing reports manually submitted (via the online forms)

A test environment is also available for reporting entities to test their online Large Cash Transaction (LCT) and International Fund Transfer (IFT) submissions. Please note, the test environment for manual submissions is different to the B2B test environment.

Prior to the 1 November, the FIU recommend reporting entities enter sample reports into the test environment.

Support Documents Available

  • Prepare to test – Creating test Users for the Web (online forms)
    The URL for the test environment is included in the Creating test users for the web document.

    Test users will need to be set up in the environment before reporting entities can commence testing.
     
  • Guidelines for Data Quality Testing
    Reporting entities are able to request a data quality review once they have successfully submitted a report into the test environment (in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the document).

Email goamlconsult@police.govt.nz for a copy of the documents.

Sample (Test) Data

Only sample data can be submitted to the New Zealand Police test environment. 

Live data must not be submitted in the test environment.

Example test scenarios for LCTs and IFTs are available (in the Preparing to submit PTRs using the Web Document).  Email goamlconsult@police.govt.nz for a copy. 

Data Quality Testing

It is recommended reporting entities submit test (sample) files in the test environment and complete data quality testing (prior to 1 November 2017).

To commence this stage reporting entities will need to have:

  • Worked through the Guidelines for Data Quality Testing
  • Successfully submitted a sample test file in the test environment

When ready to commence data quality testing, reporting entities will need to send an email to goamlconsult@police.govt.nz for the FIU Compliance Team to undertake the review. 

After the FIU has reviewed the submitted report, feedback will be emailed back to the reporting entity.

Please note, successful completion of data quality testing does not confirm legislative and regulatory compliance.