Uses the Component: RespondType

The Respond verb is used to communicate relative to another document. It may be used to communicate agreement, questions, answers to a question, or disagreement with the related document. An example is the RequestForQuote and Quote document pair. An RequestForQuote is issued to a set of business partners. If one of the partners needs clarification on an item, a RespondRequestForQuote is sent to the originating partner.

Fields and Components

Table 5.5. Fields and Components

Name Description Occurrence Type Data Type User Notes

A copy of the ApplicationArea for the original BOD that was processed. Present either as additional reference information, or for use in identifying the BOD in situations where a BODReference is not known.


ResponseCriteria identifies the content that is returned, given a Get query success or the response from the Process. In essence, the expression here has the effect of filtering the part(s) of the found element(s) that are to be returned. ReturnCriteria plays no role in the query itself or the process. That is handled as a match against the request BOD's noun exemplar. ReturnCriteria allows the sender of the BOD to indicate which information (down to the field level) is requested to be returned, given that the query has been successful in matching the exemplar to existing nouns. That is, in a GetListPurchaseOrder, if one or more PurchaseOrders with a TotalPrice = $1M were found, ReturnCriteria tells the BOD recipient which parts of the PurchaseOrder should be populated with content when the response (ShowPurchaseOrder) is formulated. The expressionLanguage indicates the expression language being used. In order for the ReturnCriteria expression to be evaluable by the BOD recipient, the recipient must be capable of processing and interpreting the specified expression language. XPath is the default, due to its ubiquity among XML processing technologies.


Sample XML

The XML Sample provided here is an approximation of the genrated XML for this component. Not all of the fields are required for implementation.

Example 5.5. Respond

     <OriginalApplicationArea>......</OriginalApplicationArea>     [0..1]
     <oagis:ResponseCriteria>......</oagis:ResponseCriteria>     [0..*]