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Biztalk server 2006 - EDI X12 vs AS2 adapter RRS feed

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  • The BizTalk R2 release also includes hundreds of pre-built X12 schemas that really help in the EDI development. Once you know the EDI messages a trading partner wants to use you can usually find the schema in the BizTalk provided schemas. Then you just customize the schema for the trading partner.

     

    Also, you can just use the EDI pipelines - EdiSend, EdiReceive for outputting the EDI messages to disk rather than sending them across HTTP via AS2. This is nice if you want to do debugging or need to integrate over files rather than over the network. The AS2 tutorial is a good example of some documentation that gives you a feel for AS2 with BizTalk R2 - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb245935.aspx.

     

    I am pretty sure the upgrade to R2 is not free.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Thursday, July 31, 2008 8:43 PM
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  • Here are the answers

     

    1. biztalk 2006 supports x12 format. you have to use the base edi adapter (http://www.microsoft.com/biztalk/en/us/adapters-included.aspx)

    2. for pure edi scenario as2 is not required, unless you want to transfer the data using AS2 protocol

    3. biztalk 2006 r2 has built-in support for edi (x12/edifact) as well as as2

    4. look at msdn for biztalk 2006 documentation

     

    Koushik

    Thursday, July 31, 2008 6:43 AM
  • The BizTalk R2 release also includes hundreds of pre-built X12 schemas that really help in the EDI development. Once you know the EDI messages a trading partner wants to use you can usually find the schema in the BizTalk provided schemas. Then you just customize the schema for the trading partner.

     

    Also, you can just use the EDI pipelines - EdiSend, EdiReceive for outputting the EDI messages to disk rather than sending them across HTTP via AS2. This is nice if you want to do debugging or need to integrate over files rather than over the network. The AS2 tutorial is a good example of some documentation that gives you a feel for AS2 with BizTalk R2 - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb245935.aspx.

     

    I am pretty sure the upgrade to R2 is not free.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Thursday, July 31, 2008 8:43 PM
    Moderator