B2B Adapters (Processors)
Easily Connect to Any “Source” System or Service and Configure Using a Wide Range of B2B Adapters and Processors Available in the eiConsole
With the eiConsole’s Adapter Processors component the user can connect to any Source system or service regardless of the communication protocol. By way of a graphical interface, the user can not only configure Listeners, but Processors can also be configured at this stage. Processors perform operations that affect all of the incoming data, and they may be layered in any order.
Immediately after the eiPlatform (the Java framework runtime component) accepts data you will have the opportunity to apply Processors. Similarly, before sending data to a Target System, you can again apply Processors. Processors are a mechanism to do general work over the data stream, either directly after it is received or immediately before it is sent. You can implement as many Processors as you would like at these two locations.
This stage offers a wide range of time-saving features to the user.
To add a Processor, the user simply clicks the Listener or Transport icon in the main route grid. Then selects the Processor Configuration tab. To add a Processor, they click the Add Processor button.
Next, give the Processor a meaningful name and select the desired Processor type from the drop-down.
The Processor description text area provides a meaningful description of the chosen Processor capabilities. The user chooses the Add button. The Processor that was created will now appear in the Processor grid. If you have multiple Processors, they can be added in the same fashion. These Processors can be reordered to match the order of execution for your interface by simply using the Move Up and Move Down buttons.
All of these popular Processors are included with the eiConsole.
With the eiConsole, in addition to the wide range of Listeners and Processors offered, documented API’s can also be easily added. Users can “wrap” existing Listeners or connectors. This facilitates reuse and helps preserve your investment in technology.
After Listeners and Processors are configured the user moves to the next stage of the eiConsole to the Source XML Transformation (XML Validation) stage. This allows for the transformation of the data format output from the “Source” system into a common XML standard format.