Encoding Conversion Service
The Encoding Conversion service converts a file from one-character encoding to another as part of a Sterling B2B Integrator business process.
The following table provides an overview of the Encoding Conversion service:
|Graphical Process Modeler (GPM) categories||All Services, Translation|
|Description||Converts a file from one-character encoding to another as part of an Sterling B2B Integrator business process. A character encoding is a representation of data in a particular character set. A character set is a list of characters (letters, numbers, and symbols) that are recognized by computer hardware and software. Examples of encoding sets are American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII), eight-bit Unicode Transformation Format (UTF-8), and Simplified Chinese (GBK). The encoding you are converting from must have characters similar to the encoding you are converting to.|
|Requires third-party files?||No|
|Platform availability||All supported Sterling B2B Integrator platforms|
|Application requirements||The encoding you are converting from must have characters similar to the encoding you are converting to.|
|Invocation||Runs as part of a business process.|
Implementing the Encoding Conversion Service
- Activate your license for the Encoding Conversion service.
- Create an Encoding Conversion service configuration.
- Configure the Encoding Conversion service.
- Use the Encoding Conversion service in a business process.
When creating a business process, determine whether to extract the converted file from Sterling B2B Integrator to a specific file location. To extract the file, follow the Encoding Conversion service with a File System adapter configuration in your business process.
Configuring the Encoding Conversion Service
To configure the Encoding Conversion service, you must specify settings for the following fields in the GPM:
|Config||Name of the service configuration.|
|input_encoding||Encoding of the input file. Required.|
|output_encoding||Encoding to which you want to convert the file. Required.|