Solution: Receiving 834 Data
There are two high-level inbound architectures for the 834. The first is a simple model where the 834 EDI arrives, is picked up by BizTalk, and mapped to an internal data structure. This simple model can have any variety of components and additional steps (business rules, orchestrations, etc.), but the basic flow is simple - especially when compared to the common alternative. The alternative, second model, is more complex, where the 834 is received, archived, and split into its individual parts (usually based on subscriber and dependent information). All of the split data runs in parallel, with each one instantiating its own mapping, orchestrations, and other processes. Additionally, recording of basic metrics across all of the data for reporting is required. This chapter will walk through the specifics of this more involved advanced processing of the 834 data.