Financial-Tag: Start here

What is a Financial-Tag

Where is a Financial-Tag

How you define a Financial-Tag

How you use a Financial-Tag

What is a Financial-Tag?

The Financial-Tag is a metadata object that assigns additional functional characteristics to certain AccountingIntegrator Enabler objects. The Financial-Tags can belong to distinct categories, depending on your stated objective. The current version of AccountingIntegrator Enabler provides only the Output-Event Financial-Tag category. Therefore all the Financial-Tags you create in Composer are used by the system to  identify and classify Output-Events generated by AccountingIntegrator Enabler.

The principal purpose of the Financial-Tag is to:

  • Enable AccountingIntegrator Enabler to create specialist processing depending on the type of Output-Event to which you apply the Financial-Tag. The Output-Event type is given by the value of the Financial-Tag.
  • Distinguish IAS Ouput-Events from others
  • Post specific entries into the T-account format within the Financial-Case object. Without the notion of the Financial-Tag, you could not have debit Output-Events, credit Output-Events and Unclassified (non-accounting) Output-Events

Output-Event type Financial-Tag

By default, Composer provides the Output-Event type Financial-Tag. Use the Output-Event type Financial-Tag to identify and select categories of Output-Events. The Output-Event type Financial-Tag is a visual tool to classify Output-Events in Composer. It is not exported to AccountingIntegrator Enabler  Rule Engine.

The following is a list of the Output-Event type Financial-Tags provided by default for IAS-compliance:

  • None (default)
  • IAS
  • Local
  • Common
  • Pivot

  • designated Input Business-Document fields (technical fields only), to simplify the definition of the Processing-Context-In object 

Where is a Financial-Tag?

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 Financial-Tags.



Are used by

  • None

How you define a Financial-Tag

Before you define a Financial-Tag

No previous steps are mandatory.

Defining a Financial-Tag

Create the Financial-Tag object from the Dictionary tab using either the Financial-Tag tab.

To define a new Financial-Tag object, complete the following tab:

In addition, the Financial-Tag properties window contains the following tabs:

  • Signature tab
  • Description tab

You can create a maximum of 35 Output-Event Financial-Tags. Composer exports each Financial-Tag as a single-character reference, numbered incrementally from 1 to 9, A to Z and then 0. The blank space character ' ' corresponds to the default value for Unclassified (non-accounting) Output-Events. This limit is global and applies to the entire Composer instance, regardless of folder structure.

When you delete a Financial-Tag, AccountingIntegrator Enabler only reassigns its reference after it reaches the reference Z. The system manages this  automatically by selecting the first available value.

After you define a Financial-Tag

After you define an Output-Event type Financial-Tag object, you can use it in the definition an Output-Event.

You do not have to use an Output-Event type Financial-Tag to define an Output-Event. You can also modify the Financial-Tag attached to an Output-Event after you create that Output-Event.

How you use a Financial-Tag

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

The Financial-Tag does not follow the standard object life cycle.You cannot explicitly send this object to Production.

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