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Subject: Re: [ebxml-dev] Can you explain BIE and ABIE?
Todd Boyle wrote: > > At 02:58 AM 11/13/01, somebody anonymous wrote: > >Hello all, > > > >Can anyone explain Business Information Entity and Aggregate Business > >Information Entity clearly with real world example? >>>>>>>>>>>>> To clarify this further: A Business Information Entity is a context specific core component. An example may be where you have a core component called "MonetaryAmount". This represents a monetary amount but is not specific to any business context. If you decided to use it as part of a specific business process of perhaps in a general ledger, then it might be constrained to be more specific. For instance, as part of a purchase order (which you are working on), it might become "InvoiceTotal" which may now include attributes for currency, currencySymbol, ISOcurrencyCode and perhaps evens a descriptor to determine if it is a Wholesale or retain price. An Aggregate busines information entity is a BIE comprised of two or more BIE's or aggregate BIE's. Using a similar example, image a BIE called CompanyName. If you aggregate that with CompanyAddress, CompanyPhoneNumber etc. etc. - you may build an Aggregate BIE called "Party". Hope this helps. Duane NIckull
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