ebXML Profile Service

The ebXML Profile service returns a specified business process name to be run. The service is used to reuse a business process and to prevent more than one instance of the same business process from being started.

The following table provides an overview of the ebXML Profile service:

System name ebXMLProfile
Graphical Process Modeler (GPM) categories All Services, Internet B2B > ebXML
Description Returns the name of a business process to be run.
Business usage Used in conjunction with ebXML messaging. It determines the business process to be run based on the CPA ID, service and action values passed as part of the ebXML message.
Usage example A business process that correctly validates an ebXML message needs information about what other business process needs to be run in response to the ebXML message.
Preconfigured? Must be installed and deployed before it can run. There are no configuration parameters required.
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 No
Notes The output message is a node containing the business process to be run.

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 getCallbackRequest.

Field Description
CPAId Unique value that identifies a trading partner relationship as defined in the CPA specification.
Service Identifies a set of business transactions as defined in the CPA specification.
Action Identifies a business transaction as defined in the CPA specification.

Business Process Example

The following example shows how the ebXML Profile service might be used in a business process:

	<participant name="ebXMLProfile"/>
	<output message="getCallbackRequest">
	<assign to="CPAId" from="InboundMIME/mime:message/mime:body/mime:message[1]
	<assign to="Service" from="InboundMIME/mime:message/mime:body/mime:
	<assign to="Action" from="InboundMIME/mime:message/mime:body/mime:message[1]
	<input message="getCallbackResponse">
	<assign to="Client" from="callback/node()"/>

Implementing the ebXML Profile Service

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