Import a Business Document from a library

Instead of creating a new Business Document from scratch, you can import a Business Document from a library into your workspace. Then you can use this Business Document or you can modify it if necessary.

  1. From the main menu, select File > Import.
  2. Select Mapping Services > DML >> Business Document from Library.
  3. Click Next.
  4. In the Library Browser, select the Business Document you want to import.
  5. On the right panel, you can add information about the selected Business Document: Description, Dependencies, and Inactive version.
  6. Click Next to select the folder in which the Business Document will be imported.
  7. Enter a File name for the Business Document.
  8. Select the option Save Tables and Custom Functions to Global Runtime Objects to import the associated Tables and Custom Functions directly into the Global Runtime Objects folder. Thereby, the same directory structure is built in the Global Runtime Objects as for the Business Document.
  9. In doing so, these Tables and Custom Functions can be used across several Mappings during runtime and also across several Mapping Projects during the design process in your workspace. Only use Global Runtime Objects when you are absolutely sure, which Mappings are affected by changed Global Runtime Objects during runtime.

  10. Select the option Overwrite existing objects to overwrite existing mapping objects that have the same names.
  11. Click Finish to import the Business Document.

Mapping Services imports the Business Document into your workspace and displays the document in the Business Documents folder.

Library version information

For support reasons and for future reference, the version of the standard library is stored within the imported Business Document. To display the standard library information, open the Business Document in the Business Document editor. The Properties view shows the Standard and the Standard Library collection on the General tab.

When the Business Document is deployed, its version from the library is stored in custom options and remains with the deployed Business Document.

Please note, that this feature only applies to standard libraries and the EDI repository. It is not supported for custom libraries.

  • In case you have no standard libraries installed, an error message will be displayed when you place the cursor over the Axway libraries entry in the Library Browser. In this case please download and install the libraries from Axway Support (see Use Business Document libraries).
  • If standard libraries installed require a higher version of Mapping Services, the blibs in the Library Browser are decorated with an error marker. Place the cursor over the marker to display the error message. This message specifies which version of Mapping Services must be installed.

Alternatively, you can also use the Library Browser to import a Business Document from a library into your workspace. For more information, see Import a Business Document into the workspace.

Related topics

Business Documents

Business Document structure

Manage Business Document structure

Import Business Documents

Use Business Document libraries

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