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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.

  • Guest
  • Apr 8 2021
  • Not under consideration
What is your industry? Electronics
How will this idea be used?

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

  • Admin
    Jim Luneke commented
    28 Sep, 2021 09:07pm

    This enhancement has not been prioritized for delivery in the near-term and as a result we are closing this request. Thank you for submitting, your input is critical for improving the product.

    If this item is a current priority that you would still like to pursue, please reach out to IBM’s SCBN Product Team or submit a new request to be considered in future reviews.

  • Guest commented
    25 May, 2021 09:21am

    Can the Offering Management team advise what are the next steps and timescales to review this request?

  • Guest commented
    29 Apr, 2021 03:52pm

    As discussed on call. The reason we cannot stick with time only is we need to add post processor steps to correct the data as when we do based on time only alot of addition elements get added which needs to be removed. i.e, ICN number need to be checked, segment count needs to be checked, duplicate segments needs to be removed.

  • Guest commented
    14 Apr, 2021 11:12am

    It would be the number of messagecount within a file . on EDIFACT it would be UNH/UNT groups on X12 format it would be ST/Se groups.

  • Guest commented
    9 Apr, 2021 02:52pm

    For item #2, could you please be very specific in terms of the count which needs to be acted on for defferral? It is number of files (e.g. in FTP files received) or number of business documents within the file payload (e.g. number of 850s or ST blocks)

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