Data Delivery Package Structure
The data delivery package consists of 2 files, a control file (*.also known as a ready file) and a zip file that contains the product data, images, documents, files for the supplier assessment, and a delivery note. When the data is transferred to the FTP server, the control file should be sent last. The programme receiving the data can recognize that the transfer is complete when it receives the control file.
Contents: <Data Supplier Number.>-<Created Timestamp YYYYMMDDhhmmss>.ready
It is a multiline CSV file which uses the semicolon as a separator. A line break is coded as in DOS format.
The data file consists of a zip file (i.e. 0002-20140123094309.zip).
Outer Structure: Contents: <Data Supplier Number.>-<Created Timestamp YYYYMMDDhhmmss>.zip
- Folder ValidatedData: Contains the data in the form of exported TecDoc data tables (TAF).
- Folder Documents: Contains the referenced images and documents.
- Folder ValidationProtocol: Contains the data validation log files (Overview.txt and Summary.txt)
- File packingSlip.xml: Packaging data of the data delivery
Errors that occur during the delivery process (i.e. disk full, cannot connect to database, and so on) are reported through the standard DIMS error display and causes the data delivery process to abort. Supplier assessment In the data package’s zip file, the two relevant files for the supplier assessment can be viewed in the folder ValidationProtocol. •liefbew_prot.csv – validation protocol file with data on the frequency of messages that have appeared •liefbw_stats.csv – code number file / statistics