Creating a printing definition

To create a printing definition:

  1. Select Transformation > Configuration > Printing Definitions.
  2. Click Create to display the detail view of the Printing Definitions page.
  3. Specify this information:
    Effective from Date
    This field defines the start date of the valid period for the configuration.
    When editing, click the Calendar button to select the start date from a calendar.
    Effective to Date
    This field defines the end date of the valid period for the configuration.
    When editing, click the Calendar button to select the end date from a calendar.
    Partner Hierarchy Name
    The partner hierarchy name is a classification for a group of communication partners. A partner hierarchy must exist for this configuration.
    Partner ID
    The partner ID is the hierarchy node of the configuration that identifies a communication partner or a group of communication partners. When editing, select the partner ID from the drop-down list. The drop-down list shows the entries of the TradingPartners code list.
    Message Type
    The message type defines the content of the message. Examples are VDA 4905, VDA 4915, ASC X12 830 Planning Schedule with Release Capability, or ASC X12 862 Shipping Schedule.
    Message Direction
    The message direction is Inbound for incoming messages or Outbound for outgoing messages.
    Printing Rule Index
    This is the index of the printing definition. The index is used to support multiple print rules for the same partner ID, message type, message direction, and date range.
    Accounting Entity
    The accounting entity is a corporation or a subset of a corporation. The accounting entity is independent in regard to one or more operational functions or accounting functions. An accounting entity produces a P&L and balance sheet from a complete, balanced set of transactions, and is often a legal entity. An accounting entity is defined within a tenant and can contain locations. The field entry is disabled. The accounting entity is automatically set when you save the data. The default is the accounting entity where you are currently working.
    Review or provide a short description that clarifies the purpose of the configuration.
  4. Expand the Note field set and specify a comment on the printing definition.
  5. To add a new printing parameter line, click the Create button of the Parameter list. A printing parameter line is created. Select the required parameter from the drop-down list in the Printing Parameter column.
    Printing parameters Description
    Accounting Entity The parameter provides the accounting entity.
    Accounting Entity Description The parameter provides the description of the accounting entity.
    Component The parameter provides the functional area.
    Language Code The parameter provides the language in InterFormNG.
    Location The parameter provides the location.
    Location Description The parameter provides the description of the location.
    Style Sheet Name The parameter provides the name of the XSLT style sheet that controls the print processing in Transformation. The XSLT style sheet defines how to transform an XML input file into an XML output file. The Format File Descriptions for incoming and outgoing messages are automatically linked to the style sheet if they are defined in the StyleSheetRules code list. If no style sheet is used, you must specify *none. If you have specified a style sheet name, you must also specify the additional print parameters.
    Subtype The parameter provides additional information for the template that is used by InterFormNG.
    Tenant The parameter provides the tenant.
    Trading Partner The parameter provides the trading partner.
    Type The parameter provides the template that is used by InterFormNG to print the print request.
  6. Specify values for the defined printing parameters in the field entries of the Print Value column.
  7. To save the printing definition, click Save.
    A notification displays that the printing definition has been saved successfully.