From address and To address wizard fields

When you add a pickup that consumes messages, the pickup wizard displays the From address and To address pages. Use these pages to specify sender and receiver rules for consumed files.

The wizard shows the pages when you add:

  • An application pickup
  • A community pickup to consume messages from trading partners under the No packaging message protocol.


  • Address must be determined by either message attribute configuration or by protocol address only .
  • Specify the address. Always use a fixed address.
  • Specifies that Interchange should always use a fixed address for the sender or receiver. You can click Pick party to launch a wizard that helps you locate the community or partner you want. The “from” or “to” party must be set up as a community or partner in the user interface.
  • Use the protocol address but if protocol address is missing, parse the document for the address.
  • If you select this option, you must configure the address parsing rule. See Address parsing rule options below.
  • Always parse for the address. Regardless whether the message protocol provides the address, always parse the document for the address .
  • Select this option to specify that Interchange should always parse the message for the sender or receiver address.
  • For messages from partners, however, Interchange still checks the protocol header for the sender and receiver. A message with an unknown sender or receiver in the header is rejected. The always parse option for inbound messages is for finding the identity of true senders or true receivers.
  • For messages picked up from applications, the always parse option tells Interchange to find the sender or receiver in the message body. Messages from integration do not have protocol headers.
  • If you select this option, you must configure the address parsing rule. See Address parsing rule options below.

Address parsing rule options

  • If the document is EDI, parse for the address – If an EDI document is picked up, use the “to” and “from” addresses specified within it. Properly formatted EDI documents contain this information.
    • Perform enhanced EDI parsing to match partner messaging IDs – This setting applies to X12, EDIFACT, and TRADACOMS. If selected, Interchange performs additional parsing of the header information to create routing IDs with a colon separator between values. For example, information from an EDIFACT file would be parsed in the following format:
  • ID:interchange ID:internal ID:sub-internal ID

    • When this parsing option is elected, communities and partners must have matching routing IDs in the same format. For example, if the “from” address in a parsed message is ID:interchange ID:value3:value4, the partner must have the same routing ID.
    • When this option is not selected, “to” and “from” addresses in messages are parsed only for Interchange ID and ID values. For example, 1:partner is parsed as the sender and rendered as partner1 in the user interface.
    • Note that TRADACOMS only has two, optional values that can be parsed. They must match one of the following patterns:
      • A:
      • :B
      • A:B
  • If the document is XML, use XPaths to locate the address – If an XML document is picked up, use the “to” and “from” addresses specified by the XPaths within it. XML Path Language or XPath is a language for addressing parts of an XML document.
    • Document type – For XML, select a document type from the available list for the From XPath or To XPath fields. These fields are for specifying the XPaths of the message sender or receiver. If you use a document type not listed, click XPath and use the wizard to specify the XPaths using your example of the XML document. You can use the XPath wizard for the “from” or “to” address or both. Using the XPath wizard requires knowledge of XML.
      If you want to select multiple document types from the list, you must cut the XPath from the top field and paste it in a lower field. Otherwise, the value in the top field is replaced when you select another document type.

After you add the pickup

After you add a pickup, the From address and To address tabs are displayed on the maintenance pages of all consumption transports.

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