Code Lists

Sterling B2B Integrator uses code pairs in code lists to identify items in transactions between two or more trading partners.

A trading partner code list consists of one or many pairs of code values containing a sender code and a receiver code. Each code pair has one description and up to nine additional codes relating to the pair. Code lists are dynamic and are stored in a database.

From the Trading Partner menu, you can create, edit, copy, create versions, and enable and disable code lists. In the Map Editor when you use Select standard rule, you can change the content of a field using a code list. Sterling B2B Integrator uses the code list name, sender identity, receiver identity, and either the sender code or the receiver code to determine the correct code list for a map to use, according to what the map is processing.

Note: Attempting to view a very large code list (over 100,000 entries) may fail with an Out of Memory error displayed. See Performance and Tuning for information on how to increase the memory allocated to Sterling B2B Integrator.

If you have a code list for the same sender and receiver that has several different sets of code pairs, you can create a new version of the code list for each code pair set. In addition, you can also create different versions of individual code pairs contained within a code list.