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Subject: RE: Who owns what piece?

Title: RE: Who owns what piece?


It is common in the EDI world to use only upper case in address 'identifier' fields.  This is a carryover from the early days of EDI, when many communication devices only had upper case capability.  This is also the reason that X12 restricts code list letters to upper case.  I suggest it would be prudent to continue to map these identifiers to upper case.

Of course, that won't turn "UPS Ground" into "UPS BROWN".  Such differences as this generally result in the generation of application (semantic content) errors.

Whether the recipient chooses to accept responsibility for initiating resolution of the error is a matter of recipient choice.  For examaple, if the error were in a significant Purchsse Order, it might be beneficial for the recipient to accept the PO with such an error, and get on the phone to verify that it is to be shipped by "UPS Ground" (or perhaps by "UPS BROWN").  If it were an Invoice, what's the hurry in finding out how to ship the payment?  Perhaps the recipient would simply reject the Invoice returning the error report to the sender.


-----Original Message-----
From: Matt Kirkendall [mailto:matt.kirkendall@infocus.com]
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 11:36 AM
To: ebxml-dev@lists.ebxml.org
Subject: Who owns what piece?

Are there standards for data content passed between ebXML partners?

If I receive an XML Purchase Order specifying "UPS BROWN", when our ERP uses
"UPS Ground", is it our responsibility to convert their label to fit our
data content, or is it the partner's responsibility to provide our label? 

I'd like to avoid setting-up and maintaining customer profiles in our
system. ...at least minimize the amount of data conversions for each
customer.  Has anyone found standards for common data content, or standards
for 'who' is responsible for 'what' data that passes between systems?

thanks all-


     Matt Kirkendall
     Applications Project Manager
     InFocus Corporation
     503.685.8949 desk
     503.806.5271 cell

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