Ensemble ASTM Development Guide
Settings for ASTM Business Operations
Provides reference information for settings for ASTM business operations.
ASTM business operations provide the following settings:
only) The target file name. The File Path
adapter setting determines the path for this file; File Name
determines the name. File Name
can include Ensemble time stamp specifiers. If you leave this setting blank, the default uses the time stamp specifier %f_%Q
is the name of the data source, in this case the input filename
is the literal underscore character, which will appear in the output filename
indicates ODBC format date and time
In substituting a value for the format code %f
, Ensemble strips out any of the characters |,?,\,/,:,[,],<,>,&,,,;,NUL,BEL,TAB,CR,LF, replacing spaces with underscores (_), slashes (/) with hyphens (-), and colons (:) with dots (.).
A string of four characters which Ensemble assigns to ASTM separators in left to right order: FS, RS, CS, ESC.
An ASTM message uses special characters to organize its raw contents. These characters may vary from one clinical application to another. There are four characters, as follows:
Field separator (FS)
Repetition separator (RS)
Component separator (CS)
Escape character (ESC)
The specific character that plays each role may vary from one clinical application to another.
When configuring an ASTM business service, you have the option of specifying a set of Out Separators
for outgoing ASTM documents. The fact that an ASTM business service
can initiate communication from within Ensemble is an architectural variation that is necessary to support ASTM communication conventions. For details about these conventions, see the chapter Introduction.
There is a similar setting called Out Separators
for ASTM business services.
For either setting, you must supply a string of four characters which Ensemble assigns to ASTM separators in left to right order: FS, RS, CS, ESC, as described in the previous list.
If you do not specify a value for Separators
, the default is: