Data harness

IBM Transformation Extender maps share information with the Sterling B2B Integrator services and other Sterling B2B Integrator processes through the data harness interface.

The data harness uses the basic service framework, or harness model, that Sterling B2B Integrator uses to view all services in the same way. It is invoked by the IBM Transformation Extender map through the Sterling adapter to provide access to database tables.

IBM Transformation Extender maps can read information, such as trading partner information or code list table data, from Sterling B2B Integrator tables. They can also write information about the data, such as a document ID or other key field, that Sterling B2B Integrator can use to track the data.

Some of the examples that are included in the IBM Transformation Extender for Sterling B2B Integrator use the data harness to set values in Sterling B2B Integrator database tables. These values and any other values that maps set or read are included in the map description.

Access the data harness through maps with PUT and GET rules in the following locations:
  • on the map
  • on component rules in type trees
  • through the Sterling adapter command line on an input or output card

For details about accessing the data harness from maps, see the IBM Transformation Extender for Sterling B2B Integrator documentation.

For more information about the Sterling B2B Integrator harness model and how it operates with external systems, see the IBM Sterling B2B Integrator documentation that you can access through the IBM Sterling B2B Integrator Support website (