6.8.16. How to Integrate with ODW Logistics?

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

Figure 6.103. 


ODW works exclusively with X12 message types and supports the automated transfer of the following documents:

  • 940 – WH Shipping Order
  • 945 – WH Shipping Advice
  • 204 – Load Tender
  • 943 – WH Stock Trans Shipment
  • 947 – WH Inventory Adjustment
  • 210 – Invoicing
  • 944 – WH Stock Trans Receipt
  • 856 – Ship Notice
  • 214 – Shipment Status

Setting up your connection

ODW supports a number of message transfer protocols: AS2, FTP, SFTP etc. If you opt for AS2 (safest) your basic channel construction should look like this:

Figure 6.104. 


Once you have indicated to ODW that you will be integrating using AS2 they will expect you to share your AS2 information. In order to provide this, you can begin by creating a dummy AS2 gateway in:

Figure 6.105. 


Download the AS2 specifications ZIP in the properties tab of your newly created gateway. It contains all you will need to provide ODW Logistics.

You will need to receive from ODW the following information to complete your configuration:

  1. The AS2 ID ODW will use to receive/send your content
  2. The address of the AS2 server ODW will be expecting your content to reach
  3. The certificate you need to use to encrypt your content

You will use this information to create your gateway out:

Figure 6.106. 


And complete your gateway in:

Figure 6.107. 


Configuring your messages

You may wish to send or receive 997 functional acknowledgements for outgoing messages. If this is the case, read up Babelway's 997 implementation:

Figure 6.108. 


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 30 2018