Base EDI Adapter

BizTalk Server 2006 R2 includes native support for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) data exchange and AS2 data transport. The Base EDI adapter developed by Covast Corporation has been deprecated in BizTalk Server 2006 R2 and is made available through the upgrade-only scenario for backward compatibility reasons. For additional information on EDI, see the Covast Website.

For additional information about the native support for EDI and AS2 in BizTalk Server 2006 R2, see BizTalk Server 2006 R2 EDI and AS2 Processing.

The Microsoft BizTalk Server 2006 Base EDI adapter provides comprehensive electronic data interchange (EDI) messaging functionality to complement the XML messaging capabilities of BizTalk Server 2006.

You can use the Base EDI adapter to:

  • Send and receive documents in an EDI format.

  • Create partner-specific XML schemas.

  • Track the processing history of an individual document.

  • Automatically acknowledge the receipt of an EDI message.

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