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Via B2B Connector

Summary

The Jitterbit Harmony Via B2B Connector establishes access to Via B2B.

The Via B2B connector provides an interface for creating a Via B2B connection, the foundation used for generating instances of Via B2B activities. These activities, once configured, interact with Via B2B through the connection.

The Via B2B connector is accessed from the design component palette's Connectivity tab (see Connectors in Design Component Palette).

Connector Overview

This connector is used to first configure a Via B2B connection. Activity types associated with that connection are then used to create instances of activities that are intended to be used as sources (to provide data in an operation) or targets (to consume data in an operation).

Together, a specific Via B2B connection and its activities are referred to as a Via B2B endpoint:

Via B2B activity types

  • Read: Retrieves object data from Via B2B and is intended to be used as a source in an operation.

  • Initial Load: Loads partner object data from Via B2B using the partner ID (idParceiro) and the partner ZIP file (fileName) containing the data (retrieved using the Via B2B Read activity). This activity is intended to be used as a source in an operation.

  • Create: Creates object data in Via B2B and is intended to be used as a target in an operation.

  • Update: Updates object data in Via B2B and is intended to be used as a target in an operation.

Note

Verbose logging can be enabled for this connector when it is used with a Private Agent. See Verbose Logging for Connectors for details.

Invoke verbose logging for this connector using this configuration entry:

<logger name="org.jitterbit.connector.verbose.logging.viab2b" level="DEBUG"/>

Prerequisites and Supported API Versions

The Via B2B connector requires the use of an agent version 10.1 or later. These agent versions automatically download the latest version of the connector when required.

The Via B2B APIs have controlled security through whitelisting. To allow access to Via B2B's APIs while using this connector with a Private Agent, contact Via B2B and request the inclusion of any Private Agent IP addresses in Via B2B's firewall whitelist. Jitterbit's Cloud Agents are already whitelisted with Via B2B.

The Via B2B connector uses the Via B2B REST API v5.5. Refer to the API documentation for information on the schema nodes and fields.

The Initial Load activity loads partner data from a .zip file retrieved using a Via B2B Read activity and returns XML in its response. For more information on this process, see the Carga inicial and Download de Arquivos sections in the Via B2B documentation.