Settings for ASTM Business Operations
ASTM business operations provide the following settings:
|Basic Settings||File Name||section in this topic|
|Additional Settings||Search Table Class||“Settings for Business Operations” in Ensemble Virtual Documents|
|Partner Service, Separators||sections in this topic|
The remaining settings are common to all business operations. See “Settings for All Business Operations” in Configuring Ensemble Productions.
(File 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 where:
%f 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
%Q 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 (.).
For details, see “Time Stamp Specifications for Filenames” in Configuring Ensemble Productions.
(TCP only) The configured Name of the TCP business service that is paired with this business operation to send ASTM documents out over the TCP socket. For details, see the overview of ASTM interfaces in “Ensemble Support for ASTM.”
The Production Configuration page does not display the connection to this business operation.
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: