Jun 252008

What does the star represent?



If you look at the comments, pill I assume it means this:

MSDN X12 Interchange Processing Properties Page


  • Manoj Agarwal

    Think of it as Key-Value pairs. Where Key is (ST1 + Version/Release + Target namespace) and Value is (GS1…GS8).

  • Okay, key-value pairs, but what matches to what? Is there documentation that states what those pairs match up to? If you look here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb246018.aspx there is no definition of what the * means.

  • Manoj Agarwal

    EDI Send pipeline determines the GS header values from this table.
    For any outgoing EDI message, Send pipeline knows the schema, hence it knows ST1, Version/Release and Target namespace. (ST1 and Version/Release information is in the root_reference).
    This table is used to get GS values for given key(ST1, Version/Release and Target namespace).

    I would encourage you to use BizTalk EDI and AS2 MSDN Forum for faster responses: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=1472&SiteID=1

  • I think I have solved your riddle – these represent a 2-column primary key. I noticed that asterices also occur on the X12 Interchange Processing Properties part of the EDI properties as well. The asterices are on the GS2 and ST1 headers. In the help documentation for this page, it mentions that these values (in combination) must be unique in the grid. See the documentation for this page – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb226481.aspx. The line I think is relevant is: The values of the GS2 and ST1 elements must be unique.

  • re: Question for you EDI gurus out there