Oracle B2B helps exchange information between trading business partners using standard documents and protocols. This article explains how to get started with Oracle B2B in the context of SOA Suite 11g.
Create Document Guidelines: Document guidelines are used to translate and validate business documents. They consist of two different files. First, an ECS file to translate & validate flat files into XML. Second, an XSD schema file to validate XML documents. Using ECS guidelines, sample flat files can be generated that conform to the guidelines. We will need to use Oracle B2B Document Editor to generate guidelines. It needs to be installed separately from Oracle SOA Suite. Installation instruction can be found here. More from Oracle.
Oracle B2B provides a platform to exchange standard messages between business entities. It comes with pre-built messaging templates and samples. It is part of Oracle SOA Suite. However, we need to separately download and install Oracle B2B Document editor. For traditional Oracle E-Business Suite users, this is similar to XML Gateway, but with more features geared towards SOA implementations.