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Status Delivered
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 17, 2021

ITXA-Expand MapName max length to 240 chars for Sterling Integrator maps imported to ITXA

Existing maps from Sterling B2B integrator are imported to ITXA.

Map names follow company's naming standard which is expecting up to 240 characters currently allowed in Sterling.

ITXA has limit of 50 characters.

Impact of this limit prevents seamless migration to ITXA, where now we need to rename map before migration and also change configurations that contain those map names.

What is your industry? Travel & Transportation
How will this idea be used?

For implementation of ITXA and moving existing resources from Sterling B2B Integrator

  • Guest
    Apr 25, 2022

    Just wanted to post a little support for this one the map names have to carry a LOT of detail we have:

    A 3-charater tag to identify custom additions to Sterling Map/BP/Etc
    The doc version which also carries type and we use the full 008050 style (because we are two major versions away from 010-01-0 or 010010)
    Do number 810 (Note X12 vs EDIFACT you trade of version lenth for document number length)
    Direction I/O/Z -In/Out/Custom(Mutually defined)
    Something to carry the business usage
    Something to indicate the internal format
    (And all this with separators between each)

    50 isn't enough many times to carry this level of uniqueness.


Support for ITXA map file name to be more than 50 characters

ITXA only supports 50 Character filenames which makes it impossible for customer to switch from B2Bi mapper to ITXA mapper. We have a customer asking for this because their B2Bi map names are longer than 50 chars and they have over 4000 B2Bi maps ...
about 3 years ago in Sterling Transformation Extender Advanced 0 Delivered