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Parties and Services in Configuration Scenarios

Hi,

I think I understand the distinctions between parties, business-systems, and -services.

If I define an integration scenario in the repository and check the checkbox b2b-communication, I have to use parties in the directory integration scneario configurator.

Do I then also have to provide a partner for my own company and assign my business-systems and services under this node? I otherwise get problems when I assign the services to the application systems in the configurator and my receiver determinations get wrong.

Any thoughts and information about this topic is welcome.

Thanks,

Hans

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    Posted on Jan 24, 2005 at 05:35 PM

    Hi Hans,

    it is not necessary to define your 'own' party if you only have 'intra-enterprise message exchange'. The big deal about parties is the possibility to define 'additional' IDs like DUNS-numbers to the Party - this is necessary whenever an Adapter is used that requires specific IDs (these are typically B2B Adapters only). The Receiver-Adapter (for messages coming into the Integration Server) will map from an additional ID to the XI-Party name and the Sender Adapter (for messages sent out of the IS) will map from the XI-Party name to the additional ID as defined within the Sender channel.

    In other words: parties are needed, whenever one Communication Partner's message format expects meaningful values according to a specific schema - not only in the payload but also in the message header (liek RNIF).

    Please be also aware, that the Scenario Configurator tries to capture typical use cases - it can not handle everything so it is possible that one has to change objects afterwards.

    regards, frank

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