The use of iWay Service Manager is centered on a channel. A channel is a container for all the iWay business components used in an EDIFACT message flow.
At a high level, a channel accepts input data through an inlet, processes the data using a route, and outputs the resulting data through an outlet. Another component in the process is an e-Business Information Exchange (Ebix).
The following diagram shows the channel components available in the construction of a message flow.
In the following diagram, the value n underneath a component name indicates how many instances of that component you can have in a channel configuration—zero, one, or more than one. For example, n = 1 for Inlet means that you can have only one inlet on the channel.
Required components are in boldface type.
A channel consists of:
iWay Service Manager provides a design-time repository called the Registry, where you assemble and manage the components in a channel.
An inlet can contain:
A route can contain:
An outlet can contain:
For details on the preceding components, see the iWay Service Manager User's Guide.