Sun B2B Suite ebXML Protocol Manager User's Guide

Supplying Input Data

Before you begin, your Logical Hosts must both be running and the Oracle system used by the eXchange database instance must be accessible to eXchange.

The originating B2B host sends an outbound status request and receives an inbound status response. The originating ePM sends an outbound “ping” and receives an inbound “pong.”

Both companies can trade data back and forth with one another, so you can reverse the inbound and outbound settings, depending on which company you want to be the sender and which the receiver. The sample’s scenario (as supplied) is set up according to the procedure in this section.

See Sample Data for a list of the sample scenario’s data files and the directory locations created when the sample scenario’s files are first extracted.

Note –

You may have given different names to the \temp\eXchange\ directories shown in the path locations listed under Sample Data. If so, substitute those names for the \temp\eXchange\ directories given in this procedure.

ProcedureTo send input data to the HostBerlin Project

  1. Before you start, change the .txt file extensions for your outbound data to .~in.

  2. Copy the outbound data files to the following directory:

  3. Make sure the file names of your outbound data (any of the files you want to send) have .txt file extensions. Any file with a .txt file extension changes to .~in as the file is picked up for delivery by eXchange.

    This operation also copies the information in the payload data files and sends it along with the outbound files, so you see no change to the payload data file names. The Berlin Company returns the inbound data files to the following directory:


    You can use the Message Tracking tool in eXchange to view the acknowledgement message. See the next section for information on how to use Message Tracking.