Oracle e-Commerce Gateway Overview

Oracle Applications provides users with the ability to conduct business
electronically between trading partners based on Electronic Commerce standards
and methodology. One form of Electronic Commerce is Electronic Data Interchange
(EDI). EDI is an electronic exchange of data between trading partners. Interface data
files are exchanged in a standard format to minimize manual effort, speed data
processing, and ensure accuracy. The Oracle e-Commerce Gateway (formerly
known as Oracle EDI Gateway) performs the following functions:

  • Define trading partner groups and trading partner locations.
  • Enable transactions for trading partners.
  • Provide general code conversion between trading partner codes or standard codes and the codes defined in Oracle Applications.
  • Define interface data files so that application data can integrate with your trading partner’s application or an EDI translator.

For inbound transactions, import data into application open interface tables so
that application program interfaces (API) can validate and update Oracle
application tables.
For outbound transactions, extract, format, and write application data to
interface data files.
Oracle e-Commerce Gateway augments the existing standard paper document
capabilities of Oracle Applications, or adds functionality where no corresponding
paper documents exist.