Configuring Envelopes (EDIFACT-Interchange Settings)

This section provides instructions on how to configure the envelope for outgoing EDIFACT messages.


All the properties are disabled on this page if you cleared the Local BizTalk processes messages received by the party or supports sending messages from this party check box while creating the party for which you are creating the agreement.

The properties are disabled only on the one-way agreement tab that corresponds to the properties for interchanges being sent from the party. For example, if you create two parties Party A and Party B and for Party A, you cleared the check box, the above list of properties are disabled on the Party A->Party B one-way agreement tab.


You must be logged on as a member of the BizTalk Server Administrators or BizTalk Server B2B Operators group.

To configure the interchange envelope

  1. Create an EDIFACT encoding agreement as described in Configuring General Settings (EDIFACT). To update an existing agreement, right-click the agreement in the Parties and Business Profiles page, and click Properties.

  2. On a one-way agreement tab, under Interchange Settings section, click Envelopes.

  3. For Processing priority code (UNB8), enter an alphabetical value with a minimum of one character and a maximum of one character. This is an optional field.

  4. For Communication agreement (UNB10), enter an alphanumeric value with a minimum of one character and a maximum of 35 characters. This is an optional field

  5. Select Test indicator (UNB11) to indicate that the interchange generated by BizTalk Server is test data.

  6. Select Apply UNA segment (String service advice) to generate a UNA segment for the interchange to be sent. If this option is checked, then UNA6 cannot be empty and UNA 6 Suffix cannot be None.


    You specify UNA6 and UNA6 Suffix in the Charset and Separators page as described in Configuring Charset and Separators (EDIFACT).

  7. Select Apply UNG segments (Functional group header) to create grouping segments in the functional group header in outgoing messages.

  8. Click Apply to accept the changes before continuing with the configuration, or click OK to validate the changes and then close the dialog box.

See Also

Configuring Interchange Settings (EDIFACT)