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Configuration needed to transact with custom content-type in WebSphere Partner Gateway Express 6.0.0 FP3

Technote (troubleshooting)


Problem(Abstract)

Earlier versions of WPG Express allowed only the following default Content Types :
EDI-X12 – application/edi-x12
EDIFACT- application/edifact
EDI-Consent – application/edi-consent
XML – application/xml

Resolving the problem

With WPG Express 600 FP3, while transacting with a Partner one can specify a custom content-type for any of the four document types.
In the respective partner’s, partner.properties which will be located at

<bcgexpress installed location>\config\partners\<partnerName>\partner.properties

add the relevant property depending on the document type to be transacted

  • bcg.connector.partner.edix12.custom.contenttype
  • bcg.connector.partner.ediconsent.custom.contenttype
  • bcg.connector.partner.xml.custom.contenttype
  • bcg.connector.partner.edifact.custom.contenttype

that is, if a XML document needs to be sent out with a content-type of “application/SecondGenEDI”, then in the partner.properties the following property-value pair should be added
For eg- bcg.connector.partner.xml.custom.contenttype=SecondGenEDI

Similar configuration is also needed for receiving inbound transactions with custom content types.

Document information

More support for: WebSphere Partner Gateway - Express

Software version: 6.0.0.3

Operating system(s): IBM i, Linux, Windows

Reference #: 1358297

Modified date: 04 May 2011