Business-Field: Start here

What is a Business-Field?

Where is a Business-Field?

How you define a Business-Field

How you use a Business-Field

What is a Business-Field?

The Business-Field is an optional object that you can use to create a dictionary of fields used in the definition of the following:

  • Physical structure of a Table.
  • Business-Document segments, which in turn define the structure of the Input- and Output-Events.
    : It is recommended that you avoid defining Business-Fields for use as Business-Document segments since the process carries a large overhead in terms of processing. For Business-Document fields that you use once or infrequently,create them directly in the Business-Document object itself.

AccountingIntegrator Enabler incorporates the notion of a functional role for each Business-Field.

The purpose of the Functional Role is to assign a label to the Business-Fields so that you can distinguish between them more easily. The Role is an object with a name and a label in the General tab. You cannot delete the Role if it is referenced in a Business-Document.

The Role serves only to facilitate parameter definition in the Composer and so is not exported to AccountingIntegrator Enabler  Rule Engine.

The Functional Roles include the following:

  • Account
  • Amount
  • Direction

Where is a Business-Field?

Axway module

AccountingIntegrator Enabler


Integration-Services: Finance tab

Object dependencies

When you define or import an object, it is stored in the metadata repository and is available for reuse by other objects. Typically, the objects that you define exist in a specific object hierarchy. That is, objects:

  • use objects below them in the hierarchy
  • are used by objects above them in the hierarchy

To help you manage the interlinked network of objects, the software provides the Object Dependencies Browser that displays the object dependencies for a selected object.

The following table lists the objects that use and are used by Business-Fields.



Are used by

  • None


How you define a Business-Field

Before you define a Business-Field

No previous steps are mandatory.

Defining a Business-Field

Create the Business-Field object from the Dictionary tab.

To define a new Business-Field object, complete the following tabs:

In addition, the Business-Field properties window contains the following tabs:

  • Signature tab
  • Description tab

After you define a Business-Field

After you define a Business-Field object, you can use the Business-Field to define the:

How you use a Business-Field

You can perform all basic operations on Business-Field objects, depending on your user rights. [FOR DETAILS: Working with objects: Start here]

This object does not follow the standard object life cycle. You cannot send the Business-Field to Production.

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