Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is one of the commonly used means by which business entities exchange data electronically. EDI communication is based on specific message syntax, standards, messaging protocol, and transports. While working with EDI transactions, it is important for administrators to keep a watch on the interchange acknowledgement status, batch status, AS2/MDN status, transaction set details information, and so on. Until now in BizTalk360, the users can only view the report information as it is read-only data. From version 8.3 the users can enable/ disable the standards like X12, AS2 and EDIFACT using the EDI Reporting, NRR configuration and Host Partner options available in the BizTalk360 UI.

  1. EDI Reporting - Enable/Disable the EDI Reporting properties like the Message Payload, Log Errors, and Log Warning
  2. NRR Configuration - To store messages in the non-repudiation database, the parties must enable NRR (Non-repudiation of receipt) as part of the AS2 agreement properties. 
  3. Host Partner - The user has to first add the Host details from this tab before configuring the NRR 

Configuring properties in EDI Reporting tab

BizTalk360 offers identical functionalities as the BizTalk administration console that allows users to enable/disable EDI Reporting properties. For instance, when an Agreement Message Payload is in Off (disabled) state, the administrator can choose to On the Message Payload from the BizTalk360 UI. In addition to the user can click on the agreement to view the Agreement properties in read-only mode.


In BizTalk360 v8.3, the user can perform the required operation in 2 different ways:

  1. Selecting the check boxes against the Agreement name(s) and clicking on the Operation buttons (Enable/Disable) at the top of the grid to select the Property (EDI Reporting, Message Payload, Log Errors, and Log Warnings)
  2. Hovering the cursor against the property. User will notice an inline operation showing up right next to the current status

To enable/disable an Agreement EDI Reporting property in BizTalk360:

  1. Log into the BizTalk360 application and click the Operations icon
  2. Click the expand button against Electonic Data Interchange tab
  3. Click the Reporting Manager option in the EDI tab to view the EDI Reporting Manager details
  4. Click the EDI Reporting tab in the EDI Reporting Manager screen. The user can click the Filter icon to filter the data column wise.
  5. Click the check box against the Agreements you wish to change the properties
  6. Click the Enable/Disable button on the top of the grid
  7. Select the property to complete the action

Configuring properties in NRR configuration tab

In order to configure the NRR properties in BizTalk360, the user has to add the Host Partner name to the system. Therefore, the Host Partner and the NRR configurations are interdependent operations. 

  1. Log into the BizTalk360 application and click the Operations icon 
  2. Click the expand button against Electonic Data Interchange tab
  3. Click the Reporting Manager option in the EDI tab
  4. Click the Host Partner tab in the EDI Reporting Manager screen
  5. Click Add Host
  6. Enter the Host Name and a brief description of the Host and click Save. The Host Name tab has the auto-filter capability to listdown the available Host as the user types the Host Name.
  7. Click the NRR Configuration tab
  8. Click the check box against the Agreements you wish to change the properties
  9. Click the Enable/Disable button on the top of the grid
  10. Select the property to complete the action

User Access Policy settings for Reporting Manager

In this section, we will explain the different user access policy settings for the Normal users. For a normal user to access the Reporting Manager in BizTalk360, the superuser needs to grant the permission under the User Access Policy section in BizTalk360 Settings.

Let's say Scott is a Normal User at ACME corp, and he has to be given permissions to Reporting Manager section within BizTalk360. Follow the steps as shown below to grant access permissions to a normal user:

  1. Log in to BizTalk360 (as a Superuser)
  2. Click the Settings icon at the top right corner of the window

    biztalk360 home screen


  3. Select User Access Policy from the left navigation menu. Create a new user by clicking the New button

    add new users in biztalk360


  4. Enter the user name as Scott, domain name, and select the environment for which the user will have access (say, Testing/Staging/Non-Production). Click Next

    biztalk360 new user configuration


  5. Click Next
  6. In the User Access (module wise) section, enable the toggle for Operations section. This will open up the options available under the Operations section. Click the Choose hyperlink under EDI section.
  7. Toggle the Grant access to all the available parties and reporting manager to grant the permission for a normal user

  8. Click OK to save the user permissions
  9. The user will get saved within BizTalk360, and the normal user will be able to access the Reporting Manager section.