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From Mike <mz4whee...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Fedex Shipment Gateway Configuration is not available
Date Mon, 04 Jun 2012 08:15:53 GMT
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Jacques, can you tell me the status of Fedex integration today?  Does it
still not work?


On Sat, Feb 26, 2011 at 1:08 AM, Jacques Le Roux <
jacques.le.roux@les7arts.com> wrote:

> The Fedex "API" has changed, here is an analysis I did for a client in
> August
> <<OFBiz
> OFBiz is using the "old" way: the "Ship Manager Direct XML API"
> (introduced in August 2007).
> Currently in OFBiz there are entities for shipment carriers
> (ShipmentTypeData.xml) but they are not yet used
> https://cwiki.apache.org/**confluence/display/OFBIZ/**
> Third+Party+Payment+and+**Shipment+Configuration#**
> ThirdPartyPaymentandShipmentCo**nfiguration-**ShipmentConfiguration<https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/OFBIZ/Third+Party+Payment+and+Shipment+Configuration#ThirdPartyPaymentandShipmentConfiguration-ShipmentConfiguration>
> Though some are set in DemoShipping.xml
> There is also a ShipmentTypeData.xml file but I did not dig in.
> I'd have to check it closely but it looks like OOTB OFBiz handles only one
> item by order so far.
> Fedex
> Fedex has deprecated the API used by OFBiz and recommend now to use rather
> "FedEx Web Services":
> http://fedex.com/us/developer/**product/migration.html<http://fedex.com/us/developer/product/migration.html>
> Abstract: <<Since FedEx Web Services was introduced in August 2007, the
> FedEx Ship ManagerĀ® API and FedEx Ship ManagerĀ® Direct
> solutions were placed in containment and no new services or features have
> been added. On May 31, 2012, FedEx will retire our legacy
> FedEx Ship Manager API and FedEx Ship Manager Direct backend systems.
> Customers that have not transitioned to FedEx Web Services or
> another FedEx electronic shipping solution by this date will not be able
> to submit FedEx Ship Manager API or FedEx Ship Manager
> Direct transactions through the FedEx systems.>>
> FAQ: http://images.fedex.com/us/**developer/downloads/**migrationFAQ.pdf<http://images.fedex.com/us/developer/downloads/migrationFAQ.pdf>
> Axis: "FedEx Web Services" were tested with jdk 1.5 and are using Axis
> 1.4. In OFBiz Axis 1.4 has been replaced by Axis 2 some
> months ago. I can't still see the Axis 1.4 jar though and I'm not quite
> sure yet if it's still usable. Anyway does not sound like a
> big deal since "FedEx Web Services" needs more than Axis 1.4 jar files and
> some are not in OFBiz.
> There are both SOAP and non SOAP (using HTTP POST) services, WSDL is used
> in both cases but they don't use the same Error Handling.
> There are
> * Standard services for general use and do not require certification.
> * Advanced services for proprietary developers and will require
> certification prior to production launch.
> Both Web services levels offer sample code in Java, C#, C++, VB.Net and
> PHP programming languages.
> I don't think we need certification except if we want to offer Fedex
> sercices as a 3rd party and be a "FedEx compatible solution
> provider"
> http://www.fedex.com/us/**developer/product/**requirements.html<http://www.fedex.com/us/developer/product/requirements.html>
> Fedex provides 4 types of web services
> * Web Services for Shipping: Shipment/Label/Express Tag (create, cancel,
> validate), Rate, Package Movement, Tracking and Visibility,
> Address validation, Courier Dispatch Service, Return (print label from AMI
> site), ...
> * Web Services for Office and Print: enable users to manage the creation,
> configuration and submission of FedEx Office digital print
> order
> * Ship Manager Server: a solution for high-volume shippers who need to
> process, label, and ship large volumes of packages. It allows
> full integration of the FedEx service modules - tracking, rating and
> routing - with a company's existing computer systems.
> * Plug-ins: for customers that need quick Web based solutions with minimal
> IT/Developer Resources (there are also related
> Integration Tools: Web Integration Wizard and QuickShip modules)
> At 1st glance it looks like we need at least FedEx "Web Services for
> Shipping", Integration Tools do not seem to qualify. But when I
> digged a bit deeper I found that only "Ship Manager Server" has service
> guarantee for high volume and network reliability
> <<The decision to use FedEx Web Services is an easy one
> We recommend FedEx Web Services as your integration solution if your
> business has:
> * Online transactions that need immediate response.
> * Low to medium transaction volume.
> If your business has a high transaction volume, we recommend FedEx Ship
> ManagerĀ® Server.>>
> http://www.fedex.com/us/**developer/product/solutions.**html<http://www.fedex.com/us/developer/product/solutions.html>
> So eventually it looks like "Ship Manager Server" is more appropriate, but
> this is not my decision of course.
> These links are useful for an overview:
> http://www.fedex.com/us/**services/ataglance.html<http://www.fedex.com/us/services/ataglance.html>
> http://fedex.com/us/solutions/**overview.html<http://fedex.com/us/solutions/overview.html>
> Interactive guide: http://fedex.com/us/helpguide/**index.html<http://fedex.com/us/helpguide/index.html>
> This last one is rather long  but looks like user references
> (functionalities) and more usable for Fedex beginners (devs included):
> http://images.fedex.com/us/**services/pdf/Service_Guide_**2010.pdf<http://images.fedex.com/us/services/pdf/Service_Guide_2010.pdf>
> Finally, I must say it's not easy to find your way there, but OFBiz is the
> same when you begin...
> I will see now what the community thinks about it. If OK on both side I'd
> like to introduce the "FedEx Web Services" in OFBiz...>>
> HTH, feel free to contribute...
> Jacques
> From: "masionas" <michael.korotun@gmail.com>
>  Hi Guys,
>> Is Fedex integration working in the recent trunk? It used to work back in
>> old times where the config was in the shipment.properties file. Now I am
>> trying to enter config settings from Shipment Gateway Config UI under
>> facility. Put Fedex account number and meter number. Then went to outgoing
>> shipment to route segment, but it gives me error 'Fedex Shipment Gateway
>> Configuration is not available'.
>> Does anyone experience same problems?
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