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Settings for Business Services

Provides reference information for settings of business services that handle virtual documents.


Many business services that handle virtual documents have the following settings:

Group Settings
Basic Settings Target Config Names, Doc Schema Category
Additional Settings Search Table Class, Validation

Doc Schema Category

Category to apply to incoming 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.

Search Table Class

Specifies the class to use to index virtual properties in the inbound documents. The default depends on the EDI format, but you can create and use your own search table class. See the chapter “Defining Search Tables.”

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

Configuration items to which to send the received documents.


Determines the validation that a business host performs when it receives an incoming virtual document.

If the document fails validation, the business service or business operation does not send it. (The details are different for business processes.)

The following table lists the possible values for Validation:

Value Meaning
d Validation examines the DocType property of the document to see if it has a value.
m Validation verifies that the document segment structure is well formed, and that it can be parsed using the schema identified in the DocType property of the document.
dm Both d and m are active.
1 Same as dm, for backward compatibility with previous releases.
(a blank string) The business host skips validation and routes all documents.

For a longer discussion, see “Basic Validation Options and Logic.”