4.1.3. Channel detail

All the information required to configure a channel is displayed here, split into different tabs. Tabs are presented in a logical order starting with the gateway for the incoming message, going to message transformation, gateway for the outgoing message, email notifications, routing rules, and finally testing.

Channel detail screen

Figure 4.3. Channel detail screen


General

This tab displays the following information. You can change it by just editing the fields and click on Save.

Name

The name of the channel.

Description

The description of the channel.

Enabled?

A channel can be disabled to be ignored by future deployments. A disabled channel is just as a deleted channel, except that you can keep it for future use. An enabled channel is just a 'normal' channel, and all its changes will be reflected to the production system at every deployment.

Next deployment

Tells what will happen with this channel at next deployment. 'Apply Changes' means that the channel is already in production but has changed since the last deployment; the changes will be deployed. 'Start' means the channel is not yet in production, but will be after next deployment. 'Stop' means the channel is currently in production, but will be removed at next deployment. 'No change' means nothing will be done about this channel at next deployment.

Message storage duration

How long the message processed by this channel will be kept. This value can also be set at environment level.

It also displays information about date and times where the channel was created or last updated.

The Delete action allows you to delete your channel.

The Duplicate action allows you to duplicate your channel.

The top right corner shows important information: the status of the channel and the deploy action.

Channel status and deploy action

Figure 4.4. Channel status and deploy action


You will find more information in the deployment section.

Gateway In

The gateway In specifies the way incoming messages are communicated from the sources external system to Babelway. Babelway supports a large variety of protocols, including FTP, AS2, HTTP, Email, OFTP, SFTP, X400 or web upload.

You can find all information about how to define and configure gateways in the gateways chapter.

Message In

The message In precisely describes the structure of the incoming message.

You can find all information about how to define and configure message definitions in the message definitions chapter.

Transformation

The transformation tells Babelway how the incoming message should be translated to the outgoing message.

You can find all information about how to define and configure transformations, including the behavior of the visual drag-and-drop editor, in the transformations chapter.

Message Out

The message Out precisely describes the structure of the outgoing message.

You can find all information about how to define and configure message definitions in the message definitions chapter.

Gateway Out

The gateway Out specifies how the outgoing message should be communicated to the target external system.

You can find all information about how to define and configure gateways in the gateways chapter.

Email Notifications

For each individual channel, you may configure automatic notifications that send emails to specified addresses upon arrival of new messages. Notified users can be different if the message has been successfully processed or if an error has been generated.

Channel Notifications

Figure 4.5. Channel Notifications


You can find all information about how to define and configure notifications in the notifications chapter.

Routing

The routing allows you to define which channel must process a message, when multiple channels use the same gateway In.

You can find all information about how to define and configure gateways in the routing chapter.

Testing

The test cases are a great way to be sure that your channels are correctly configured, and produce the expected results.

You can find all information about how to define and configure gateways in the test cases chapter.

Related Items

Related Items

Figure 4.6. Related Items


The following tabs give you quick links to many other elements of the application that are related to this channel :

Parent channel

Channel used as base for this channel.

Children channels

Channels based on this channel

Other channels with same gateway IN

Displays the channels using the current channel's gateway In

Other channels with same message definition IN

Displays the channels using the current channel's message In

Other channels with same message definition OUT

Displays the channels using the current channel's message Out

Other channels with same gateway OUT

Displays the channels using the current channel's gateway Out

Previous channels (within this environment)

Channel from which the current channel receives messages.

Following channels (within this environment)

Channels following the current channel to execute advance functions.

Messages processed by this channel

Redirect you to the messages list containing only the messages of this channel.