The Infor Connector supports transmitting EDI documents to and from the Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly Syteline) platform.
Infor Connectors perform two functions when sending or receiving EDI documents to Infor CloudSuite Industrial. When sending, the connector converts XML documents into a flat file structure accepted by CloudSuite, then sends the resulting file to the remote data folder where it can be picked up by Infor. When receiving, the connector polls the data folder for flat files, which it then converts into XML.
This section contains all of the configurable connector properties.
Infor System Configuration
Settings provided in the connection to the Infor system.
- Connector Id The static, unique identifier for the connector.
- Connector Type Displays the connector name and a description of what it does.
- Connector Description An optional field to provide a free-form description of the connector and its role in the flow.
- Trading Partner Code The code identifying the documents in the Infor system.
Folder locations for demand-side documents in the Infor system.
- Inbound Data Logic Folder The folder location for demand-side file pickup and drop-off.
- Inbound Archive Folder The folder location for archival of processed demand-side documents.
Folder locations for outbound documents in the Infor system.
- Outbound Data Logic Folder The folder location for supply-side file pickup and drop-off.
- Outbound Archive Folder THe folder location for archival of processed supply-side documents.
Settings related to the automatic processing of files by the connector.
- Send Whether files arriving at the connector will automatically be sent to the Infor system.
- Retry Interval The amount of time before a failed send is retried.
- Max Attempts The maximum number of times a failed send will be retried.
- Receive Whether the connector should automatically poll the remote Receive path for files to retrieve.
- Receive Interval The interval between automatic receive attempts.
- Minutes Past the Hour The minutes offset for an hourly schedule. Only applicable when the interval setting above is set to Hourly. For example, if this value is set to 5, the automation service downloads at 1:05, 2:05, 3:05, etc.
- Time The time of day that the attempt should occur. Only applicable when the interval setting above is set to Daily, Weekly, or Monthly.
- Day The day on which the attempt should occur. Only applicable when the interval setting above is set to Weekly or Monthly.
- Minutes The number of minutes to wait before attempting the download. Only applicable when the interval setting above is set to Minute.
- Cron Expression A five-position string representing a cron expression that determines when the attempt should occur. Only applicable when the interval setting above is set to Advanced.
Settings related to the allocation of resources to the connector.
- Max Workers The maximum number of worker threads consumed from the threadpool to process files on this connector. If set, this overrides the default setting on the Settings > Automation page.
- Max Files The maximum number of files sent by each thread assigned to the connector. If set, this overrides the default setting on the Settings > Automation page.
Settings not included in the previous categories.
- Excluded Extensions A comma-delimited list of file extensions that will not be processed by the connector.
- Local File Scheme A scheme for assigning filenames to messages that are output by the connector. You can use the following macros to reference contextual information:
%ConnectorId%, %Filename%, %FilenameNoExt%, %Ext%, %ShortDate%, %LongDate%, %RegexFilename%, %DateFormat%, %Header%.
For example: %FilenameNoExt%_%ShortDate%%Ext%
- Log Debug Info Whether enhanced logging is enabled for the connector. When requesting support, it is recommended to generate a debug log and provide this along with the support request.
Miscellaneous settings are for specific use cases.
- Other Settings Enables you to configure hidden connector settings in a semicolon-separated list (for example,
setting1=value1;setting2=value2). Normal connector use cases and functionality should not require the use of these settings.
Establishing a Connection
Connecting to Infor has five configuration requirements:
- The Trading Partner Code that identifies the documents in the Infor system
- The Inbound Data Logic Folder for demand-side file pickup and drop-off
- The Inbound Archive Folder for archival of processed demand-side documents
- The Outbound Data Logic Folder for supply-side file pickup and drop-off
- The Outbound Archive Folder for archival of processed supply-side documents
After the above fields have been specified, the connector can exchange documents with the Infor system.
After a connection to Infor has been established, XML files in the Input tab of the Infor Connector will be converted to the Infor standard flat file format and uploaded. If Send Automation is enabled, the connector will automatically poll this folder for processing. The Excluded Extensions advanced configuration option can be set to a comma-delimited list of file extensions that should not be sent by the connector.
Files that are found when polling Infor CloudSuite will be downloaded to the Output tab of the Infor Connector. The standard flat file structure is automatically converted into XML, and if the Infor Connector is connected to other connectors in the RSSBus Connect flow then the file is passed along through the flow.