4.3.2. Creation of a message definition

To create a new message definition, you have two main options:

  • Create it from scratch.
  • Duplicate an existing message definition (from your environment, or from the Babelway catalogue).

You can access this choice by clicking on Create a message definition in the message definitions list screen, or directly from the channel detail screen.

Create a new Message Definition.

To create a Message Definition, you have first to select the type of message that you want to use (CSV, XML, Edifact, ...).

MessageDefinition creation - Type choice.

Figure 4.59. MessageDefinition creation - Type choice.


Then you need to follow the instructions on the screen. The parameters depend on the type of MessageDefinition selected. You can find detailed explanation of every type in the section of MessageDefinition formats..

MessageDefinition creation - CSV.

Figure 4.60. MessageDefinition creation - CSV.


MessageDefinition creation - XML (step 1).

Figure 4.61. MessageDefinition creation - XML (step 1).


Reuse an existing MessageDefinition.

The other solution is to select an existing MessageDefinition from the "Reuse and Save time" zone.

MessageDefinition creation - Reuse

Figure 4.62. MessageDefinition creation - Reuse


Gateway creation - Reuse confirmation

Figure 4.63. Gateway creation - Reuse confirmation


When you are in the Channels section, and you reuse a MessageDefinition that is already used in other channels, you will have the choice to share the MessageDefinition, or to make a copy.

Gateway creation - Share or Copy

Figure 4.64. Gateway creation - Share or Copy


More details can be found in the Reuse and Save time section.