BizTalk 2010 EDI : Parties/Party Migration

Parities cannot be directly migrated from order version to BizTalk 2010. Because,  Trading Partner Management (TPM) has been re-engineered in BizTalk 2010. You have to use BizTalk Server Party Migration Tool.

Party Creation in 2010 is more logical & practical than 2006 R2.

New changes are:

  1. We have to create a party (Trading Partner) along with a business profile. Business Profile is analogue to the business divisions in an organization where can have multiple. Each business profiles define parameters for B2B messaging like identifiers, Encoding formats, Protocol  settings.
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    Figure 1
  2. In order to do B2B messaging, we have to define agreement(s) between trading partners. This is very easy to use and understand. 
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    Figure 2

    As of Figure 2, once you select the second party (number 3 in the picture)  two more tabs on the dialog (number 6) where you defines the interchange and transaction set settings based on the protocol selected. 

    If you have created protocol settings when creating party, you can select them or leave      –None- to override them. (number 5)

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