Today we will discuss EDI processing options supported on the Receive Side.
EDI Receive Side enables BizTalk to 'receive' and process EDI encoded documents. R2 delivers a EDI Receive Pipeline which includes DASM to parse and validate the interchange and also generate appropriate Acknowledgements (e.g., TA1, 997 or CONTRL)
The EDI Receive Pipeline supports three processing modes and the selections are enabled at Party Level via controls in Party/EDI Properties on the BizTalk Server 2006 Admin Console, the three options are listed below.
The flow diagram in Figure 1 (also available as attachment with the blog) along with the verbiage elaborates on the processing options.
The Figure is a flow diagram illustrating processes for configuring translation of EDI Interchange files to XML representation(s).
In summary, the Receive Side thus provides the ability to preserve an ‘entire’ Interchange per the incoming sequence, the ability to drop erroneous transaction sets and regenerate the interchange while updating footer totals and the ability to control this behavior via configuration options in the Trading Partner Manager Console.