How to Create a Business Profile

 

A business profile represents a business division in an organization. Just like an organization can have many divisions (accounting, purchase, shipping, etc.), a party can have many business profiles, each representing a business division in an organization. Business profile properties contain the following information:

  • General information such as business profile name

  • Unique identities that can be associated with a business profile

  • Encoding settings (for X12 and EDIFACT messages) and protocol settings (AS2) that defines how the business profile can send or receive messages from another party.

For more information about business profiles, see Business Profiles. For more information about encoding and transport protocol settings, see Protocol Settings.

You must be logged on as a member of the BizTalk Server Administrators or BizTalk Server B2B Operators group.

To create a business profile

  1. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft BizTalk Server 20xx, and then click BizTalk Server Administration.

  2. In the BizTalk Server Administration Console, click the Parties node. In the Parties and Business Profiles pane, right-click a party, point to New, and then click Business Profile.

  3. In the General tab, on the General page, do the following:

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    NameEnter a business profile name.
    DescriptionEnter a description for the business profile.
    Additional Properties – Name / ValueEnter a name-value pair to store any information about the party. You can add as many name-value pairs as you want. Note: The name-value pairs are not used by the BizTalk Server for any processing; this data is for information purposes only.
    DeleteClick to delete the selected name-value pair.
  4. If required, add business identities for the business profiles. In the Identities tab, on the Identities page, do the following:

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    Adding business identities at this stage is not mandatory. You can add the business identities later as well, as part of an agreement for the business profile. If you chose to add the business identifies now, they will be available while creating an agreement for this business profile.

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    NameClick the empty cell, and from the drop-down grid, select an authenticating body that provides unique business identities to organizations. For example, D-U-N-S (Dun & Bradstreet). Two business partners can opt for a mutually agreed business identity. For such scenarios, select Mutually Defined (for EDIFACT) or Mutually Defined (X12) (for X12).
    QualifierDisplays a predefined value based on the value you selected for Name.
    ValueEnter a value for the business identity. You must make the following considerations while providing a value for business identities.

    - For a given party, you can have more than one business profile using the same combination of identity name and identity value. For example, you can have two business profiles for a party with Name as Mutually Defined (X12) and Value as THEM.
    - Across parties, you cannot have two business profiles using the same combination of identity name and identity value.
    RemoveClick to remove the selected identity.
  5. If required, add the protocol settings for X12-encoded messages. For instructions on how to add an X12 protocol setting, see Configuring Business Profile Properties.

  6. If required, add the protocol settings for EDIFACT-encoded messages. For instructions on how to add an EDIFACT protocol setting, see Configuring Business Profile Properties.

  7. If required, add the protocol settings for AS2 transport. For instructions on how to add an AS2 protocol setting, see Configuring Business Profile Properties.

  8. Click Apply to accept the properties, or click OK to complete the configuration setting. Either action will validate the settings.

Managing Business Profiles

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