Holodeck B2B 4.1: Selective pulling

By 07/03/2019News

The latest release of Holodeck B2B sees the the addition of support for sending a selective pull request. We’ve also added enhancements in the message processing event mechanism and improvements in the P-Mode finding algorithm. Together with some smaller adjustments these improve the interoperability with other AS4 gateways used for implementation of the ENTSOG and ATO SBR ebMS profiles.

Selective Pulling

Holodeck B2B already featured support for Pull messaging scenarios. With support for sending selective pull requests using simple selection items as described in section 5.1 of the ebMS 3 Part 2 specification, you now have more ways of configuring how and when you want your gateway to send a pull request. 
Another big change is that the back end system can now trigger a pull request, instead of having to use the default interval defined in the gateway itself.
In this release, the support is limited to sending of selective pull requests with “simple selection items” as described in the specification. Selection criteria are not used when processing received pull requests.
To use these new features, you will need to add the Holodeck B2B Pull Request Trigger extension to your gateway. 

New Pull Request Trigger extension

In addition to the new version of Holodeck B2B, we’ve also released a new extension which you will need to install to use the new selective pulling functionality.
This extension allows the Consumer application (your back end application) to control when a Pull Request is sent by Holodeck B2B instead of using the default fixed intervals. It is also where you configure the criteria for your selective pull requests.

More message processing events

Besides selective pulling, we’ve fixed a few bugs in the latest release. We’ve also added more message processing events, around message submission, processing and header validation. These give you even more hooks to add custom functionality to your solution.
You’ll find the full overview of additions in the Change Log.

Get your Holodeck B2B gateway

Download Holodeck B2B 4.1 now!
And get the Pull Request Trigger extension here.

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