Settings for EDIFACT Business Services
EDIFACT business services provide the following settings:
|Basic Settings||Target Config Names, Doc Schema Category|
|Additional Settings||Reply Target Config Names, Search Table Class, Validation, Reply Mode, Batch Handling, Local Application ID, Tolerate Newlines|
The remaining settings are either common to all business services or are determined by the type of adapter. For information, see:
“Settings for All Business Services” in Configuring Ensemble Productions
“Settings for the File Inbound Adapter” in Using File Adapters with Ensemble
“Settings for the FTP Inbound Adapter” in Using FTP Adapters with Ensemble
“Settings for the HTTP Inbound Adapter” in Using HTTP Adapters with Ensemble
Indicates how to treat received batch Interchange documents the production receives. The options are:
Whole Batch — Do not process child documents individually; accumulate and send the whole batch as one composite document.
Single-Session Batch — Forward each document in the batch as part of a single session, including a final parent document object containing the batch header and trailer segments.
Multi-Session Batch — Forward each document in the batch in its own session, followed by the parent document object containing the batch header and trailer segments.
Individual — Forward each child document in the batch in its own session; do not forward parent batch document objects.
Doc Schema Category
Category to apply to incoming EDIFACT document type names to produce a complete DocType specification. Combines with the document type name to produce a DocType assignment. This setting may also contain multiple comma-separated type names followed by = and a DocTypeCategory, or full DocType values to apply to documents declared as that type.
A trailing asterisk (*) at the end of a given partial type name matches any types beginning with the partial entry.
Note that a DocType assignment may be needed for Validation or Search Table Class indexing.
Local Application ID
Colon-separated LocalID:Qualifier code that represents the facility and application that receive EDIFACT documents via this business service. These are used to create reply document headers. The @ (at sign) character represents using the corresponding field from the incoming message. If your ID must contain a literal @ symbol, escape it with back slash as follows: \@. The default value is: EDIFACTService:ENS
Controls response handling and whether or not to send back reply documents immediately upon receipt on an interchange. The Reply Mode options are:
Never — Do not send back any immediate reply. This is the default.
All — Generate a reply for every transaction set in an interchange.
Errors — Only generate a reply for transaction sets in which errors are detected.
Success — Only generate a reply for transaction sets that are accepted without errors.
Reply Target Config Names
(File and FTP only) Comma-separated list of configuration items within the production to which the business service should relay any EDIFACT reply messages. Usually the list contains one item, but it can be longer. The list can include both business processes and business operations.
Compare to Target Config Names.
Search Table Class
In either case, be sure that the category given by Doc Schema Category includes the DocType values (if any) in the search table class.
Target Config Names
Comma-separated list of configuration items to which to send EDIFACT documents. The value of this field must be the configured name of one or more of the following items within the Ensemble production:
A routing process (for a routing interface)
A business operation (if your design bypasses a routing process for this interface and simply relays documents from the incoming business service to the outgoing business operation)
Compare to Reply Target Config Names.
True or False. If True, the business service processes an incoming file without error, even if newline characters have been inserted into the file after (or in place of) segment terminators to enhance readability. If False, these extra newline characters trigger an error in parsing the file. The default is True.
Also see the reference for the “Separator” setting.