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Configuring the Production

This chapter describes how to configure a production to include an EDIFACT routing interface. It discusses the following topics:

This chapter discusses tasks that you perform on the Production Configuration page. The following chapter describes additional tasks.

Adding EDIFACT Business Services

Add one EDIFACT business service for each document type that the production will receive. If this document type arrives via multiple communication modes (for example, via FTP in addition to TCP), you will need a business service for each communication mode.

To add an EDIFACT business service to a production, use the Business Service Wizard as usual; see Configuring Ensemble Productions. Select one of the following classes from the Service Class list:

Adding EDIFACT Routing Processes

To add a routing process to a production, use the Business Process Wizard as usual; see Configuring Ensemble Productions. Select EnsLib.MsgRouter.VDocRoutingEngine from the Process Class list.

Adding EDIFACT Business Operations

Add an EDIFACT business operation for each output destination.

You might also want to add business operations to handle bad messages (for background, see “Business Processes for Virtual Documents” in Ensemble Virtual Documents).

To add an EDIFACT business operation to a production, use the Business Operation Wizard as usual; see Configuring Ensemble Productions. Select one of the following classes from the Operation Class list:

Connecting the EDIFACT Business Hosts

After you add the EDIFACT business hosts, connect these items as follows:

Configuring the Business Hosts

You should examine all the settings listed in “Reference for Settings” and set them as needed.

A couple of key settings for an EDIFACT business service are as follows:

  • Doc Schema Category — Specifies the schema category to assign to the inbound documents. Ensemble requires this information for validation and for search table indexing.

  • Search Table Class — Specifies the class to use to index virtual properties in the inbound documents.

  • For a File or FTP business service, also consider whether you need to configure the Reply Target Config Names field.

Also be sure to configure the Separators setting.