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IFS Connect for Payment Files Creation in Background

Below provided are the steps required to configure routing addresses and routing rules in IFS Connect, for facilitate output text file creation from Payment Order flow.

IFS Connect is providing a number of transport connectors, when sending and receiving files, like e.g. FTP, Mail, Http and SMS. This guideline will only describe how to output the result to a text-file on a file system using the Connector Sender FTP_SENDER1. For more information on transport connectors available in IFS Connect.

Routing Payment Files

  1. Open Solution Manager.

  2. Navigate to Integration / IFS Connect / Routing Addresses.

  3. Select New to add a new routing address.

  4. Select FTP as Transport Connector.

  5. Provide a value to Address Name.

  6. Select Next and go to FTP Address Data.

  7. In Sender Instance select FTP_SENDER1 and Directory as \OUT.

  8. Type the name of the Output File as %SENDER%

  9. Select Finish.

  10. Navigate to Integration / IFS Connect / Routing Rules.

  11. Select the Outbound tab.

  12. Select New to add a new routing rule.

  13. Select Outbound as Direction and move to Next.

  14. Select APPLICATION_MESSAGE as Route From and ensure the Enable is selected.

  15. Enter a proper description in the Rule Name.

  16. Pick the OUT1 as queue and select Finish.

  17. Add Content Based Conditions as,

    1. MESSAGE_FUNCTION as Search, equals as Operation and BACKGROUND_PAYMENT_FILE as Match.
  18. Add the previously created Destination Address in the Destination Address list selecting command Set Destination Address.

  19. If you have selected several addresses you have to set which of them to be the main address by selecting command Set as Main Address.

  20. Using above setup payment files and payment history files will be created in the \OUT folder.

Routing Payment History File to a Separate Destination

There can be a requirement to save Payment History files in a different folder. The predefined keyword SENDER includes the file name (including the file name extension as .OLD) in the Payment Order file creation process.

This requirement can be achieved by having ‘SENDER’ in the content-based conditions in routing rules and creating a new routing rule and a routing address

  1. Open Solution Manager.
  2. Navigate to Integration / IFS Connect / Setup IFS Connect.
  3. Navigate to Senders.
  4. Select FTP_SENDER1.
  5. Copy the value in host and navigate to the ‘ftp’ folder there (e.g.: \10.1.113.183\ftp).
  6. Create a new folder as desired (e.g. : HistoryFiles).
  7. Navigate to Integration /IFS Connect / Routing Addresses.
  8. Select New to add a new routing address.
  9. Select FTP as Transport Connector.
  10. Provide a value to Address Name.
  11. Select Next and go to FTP Address Data.
  12. In Sender Instance select FTP_SENDER1 and Directory as  \HistoryFiles which was created in step 6.
  13. Type the name of the Output File as %SENDER%
  14. Select Finish.
  15. Navigate to Integration /IFS Connect / Routing Rules.
  16. Select the Outbound tab.
  17. Select New to add a new routing rule.
  18. Select Outbound as Direction and move to Next.
  19. Select APPLICATION_MESSAGE as Route From and ensure the Enable is selected.
  20. Enter a proper description in the Rule Name.
  21. Pick the OUT1 as queue and select Finish.
  22. Add two Content Based Conditions as MESSAGE_FUNCTION and RECIVER as follows.
    1. MESSAGE_FUNCTION as  Search, equals(=) as  Operation and  BACKGROUND_PAYMENT_FILE as Match.
    2. SENDER as  Search, endswith (ew) as Operation and .OLD as Match.
  23. Connect the above created Destination Address in the Destination Address list selecting command Set Destination Address.