B2B Solutions using WebSphere BI Connect Version 4.2.2

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 11 March 2005

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ISBN-10: 0738492264
ISBN-13: 9780738492261
IBM Form #: SG24-6355-01
(826 pages)

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Authors: Geert Van de Putte, Jeff Brent, Ronan Dalton, Rich Kinard, Benjamin Thurgood


This IBM Redbooks publication introduces you to business-to-business (B2B) solutions based on IBM WebSphere BI Connect for B2B. In Part 1, you learn about B2B technologies and features, architecture and integration options of WebSphere BI Connect.

Part 2 describes the implementation of three editions of WebSphere BI Connect on Microsoft Windows and AIX. Within an environment of four trading partners, you learn step-by-step how to implement various B2B scenarios. You learn how to integrate an FTP server with WebSphere BI Connect so that you still have the visibility and manageability of WebSphere BI Connect. This part also demonstrates how to implement an AS2 exchange of electronic data interchange (EDI) documents and custom XML documents, as well as how to secure such exchanges via digital signatures and encryption.

Part 3 discusses the integration between WebSphere Data Interchange and WebSphere BI Connect. It shows you how the two products can work together in routing and transforming documents to and from trading partners.

Part 4 discusses how to implement various user exits that allow you to use a custom transport, custom packaging, and custom formats.

Part 5 explains how you can enable RosettaNet support in WebSphere BI Connect. It shows a way to test this support using standard utilities and viewers in WebSphere BI Connect.

Table of contents

Part 1. Overview of B2B technology and WebSphere BI Connect
Chapter 1. Business-to-business concepts
Chapter 2. B2B technologies and standards
Chapter 3. Introduction to WebSphere BI Connect

Part 2. Building a B2B exchange
Chapter 4. Implementation scenarios
Chapter 5. Implementing WebSphere BI Connect Enterprise in a Windows environment
Chapter 6. Implementing WebSphere BI Connect Advanced for AIX
Chapter 7. Creating a basic B2B exchange
Chapter 8. Securing the B2B exchange
Chapter 9. Implementing WebSphere BI Connect Express on Windows
Chapter 10. Extending the basic B2B exchange
Chapter 11. Integrating FTP servers with WebSphere BI Connect
Chapter 12. Managing the B2B exchange

Part 3. Integration with WebSphere Data Interchange
Chapter 13. Introduction to EDI technology and WebSphere Data Interchange
Chapter 14. WebSphere Data Interchange infrastructure and implementation
Chapter 15. Integration with WebSphere Data Interchange

Part 4. Extending the features of WebSphere BI Connect
Chapter 16. Introduction to the user exit framework
Chapter 17. Business case and development methodology for implementing user exits
Chapter 18. Implementing receiver and sender user exits
Chapter 19. Implementing workflow user exits

Part 5. Implementing RosettaNet in WebSphere BI Connect
Chapter 20. Introduction to RosettaNet
Chapter 21. Implementing a RosettaNet solution
Appendix A. Hardware and software configuration
Appendix B. Additional material

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