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Deferred Processing based on number of documents in a file
e have implemented only the time based deferred processing on SCBN with the minimum timeframe of 180 sec and it seems Electrolux now wants us to implement the batching on the basis of the number of documents as well which is not possible to achieve with the current Deferred Processing option that is available on Config Center.
There would be 3 kind of scenarios of batching that Electrolux wants us to implement on SCBN.
1. Based on time only
We need to defer for 180 or 300 sec and then send the files to the Trading Partner. This is what we have implemented and is working fine. Electrolux knows that the minimum timeframe that we could configure on SCBN is 180 sec.
2. Based on number of messages only
We need to defer until the count of files reaches the expected value say 99 documents, etc. This is usually done for small number of files like 99 or 100. We have not implemented this as the current system doesn't support this.
3. Based upon number of messages and time both
We need to defer until any one of the criteria - count of files or time frame is met earlier. For example 999 messages and 60 sec - Defer until 999 files or less are received within 60 seconds. It could be that we receive only 500 files in 60 sec so we need to concatenate only 500 files in that case. If we receive say 1100 files in 60 sec then we should only concatenate 999 files and send as single file. Thus the solution need to check which criteria is met first and defer accordingly.
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This would enable the IBM team to use the current functionality of defer processing but be able to defer a message/messages based on number of documents within a file. So no out of box solution need to be applied anymore for these partners
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