6.8.5. How to Integrate with Canadian Freightways?

This "How to" should provide you with the necessary steps to implement a working integration with Canadian Freightways from scratch using Babelway.

Figure 6.33. 


Preferred Protocols and Message Formats. Our integrations with Canadian Freightways use X12 messages over FTP (server). Thus, Canadian Freightways periodically connects to our servers to fetch the documents you send to them.

Contact and Resource information. 

Setting up your connection

Canadian Freightways will come and drop files on the FTP server gateway you configure for them. Thus, you will need to agree with them on a set of credentials (case sensitive) and input them in your FTP Server Gateway IN:

Figure 6.34. 


You will also have to agree on the repositories (send/receive, in/out) in which Canadian Freightways will deposit and collect their files.

In order to send out content to Canadian Freightways, you will make your files available to them on an FTP Server Gateway OUT:

Figure 6.35. 


Configuring your messages

Canadian Freightways exchanges X12 version 4010 messages (samples available in our resource bundle ). If required by you or by Canadian Freightways, you can configure the automatic issuing or reception of functional acknowledgement - 997 - messages see 997 implementation:

Figure 6.36. 


This documentation is based on our integration projects but we'd love to enhance and update it with your own feedback and experience: support@babelway.com.

Last update: June 6 2018