Before You Create a Contract

Before you create a contract, you might consider a series of things.

Before creating a contract, here are some items to consider:

  • Create a trading profile for each trading partner or identity that will be participating.
  • Determine business requirements and, if necessary, create a business process based on the requirements to associate with the contract.
  • Determine if you are going to have a code list associated with the contract.
  • If this trading partner uses RosettaNet, then the contracts require specific configurations. For information on creating a RosettaNet contract, see the Documentation Library.
  • If this trading partner uses ST or UNH inbound envelopes, you cannot create a standard rule to perform a process data lookup during translation. To perform a process data lookup in a standard rule, specify the contract on the ST or UNH inbound envelopes, and then run a separate translation following the deenveloping process.