ebXML Request Response Service

The ebXML Request Response service generates unique conversation IDs and message IDs that are used in an ebXML conversation.

The following table provides an overview of the ebXML Request Response service:

System name ebXMLRequestResponse
Graphical Process Modeler (GPM) categories All Services, Internet B2B > ebXML
Description Returns the name of a business process to be run.
Business usage Used with ebXML messaging. Creates unique values of conversation and message IDs.
Usage example A business process that is creating an ebXML message needs to generate a dialog or message ID if the current message is part of a group of messages, which should be treated as part of the same dialog.
Preconfigured? Yes
Requires third-party files? No
Platform availability All supported Sterling B2B Integrator platforms
Related services No
Application requirements No
Initiates business processes? No
Invocation Runs as part of a business process.
Business process context considerations None
Returned status values None
Restrictions None

Parameters Passed from Business Process to Service

The following parameters need to be passed to the service when it runs with the output message set to asssociateRequest.

Field Description
PartyId Unique value that identifies a trading partner relationship as defined in the CPA specification. Required.
ConversationId Identifies a set of business transactions as defined in the CPA specification.
MessageId Identifies a business transaction as defined in the CPA specification.
handler Handler, that is, the ID of the ebXML Request Response service. Numeric. Valid value is a system-generated ID.

Business Process Example

The following is an example of a business process that uses the ebXML Request Response service:

	<participant name="ebXMLRequestResponse"/> 
<output message="associateRequest">
	<assign to="PartyId" from="string(cpa/counterParty/eb:PartyId)"/>
	<assign to="handler" from="thisProcessInstance/node()"/>	
<input message="associateResponse">
	<assign to="conversationId" from="ConversationId/node()"/>
	<assign to="messageId" from="MessageId/node()"/> 

Implementing the ebXML Request Response Service

To implement the ebXML Request Response service, complete the following tasks:
  1. Activate your license for the ebXML Request Response service. See Installing Sterling B2B Integrator.
  2. Create an ebXML Request Response service configuration. See Managing Services and Adapters.
  3. Use the ebXML Request Response service in a business process.