To implement interoperability, enterprises are implementing integration gates that allow seamless data exchange within or between organizations. BizTalk integration engine is industry-leading integration software that helps organizations implement interoperability. BizTalk web services, including the BizTalk server and BizTalk EDI applications are being extensively discussed in the industry today.
Data exchange occurs in various formats. Communication formats common in healthcare organizations are Health Level 7 (HL7 files), Electronic Data Exchange (EDI files), custom format (txt/XML files) etc. according to the organization’sneed/requirement. Testing various format with the BizTalk Integration engine is the challenge. Moreover, different testing approaches require different testing formats. The current blog explores EDI testing using the BizTalk integration engine.
Typical challenges associated with this are:
In order to have EDI Testing, two approaches are required to define testing strategies:
1 EDI Data Testing
The testing Strategy should include below mentioned testing types:
2 Application Integration Testing – BizTalk
The Application Integration Testing strategy focuses on business requirements and end-to-end testing of the application/system involved in integration. Mentioned below are high-level points that Application Testing should cover:
To ensure 100% testing coverage, the recommended testing strategy build will be a “Hybrid” testing strategy – EDI Testing & Application Integration testing. An Application Integration testing strategy ensures that data exchange is proper and there is no impact to the business processing. On the other hand, EDI testing ensures that no data is lost & no junk/unwanted data is processed in data exchange.
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