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issuing agency (BC-XI)

Exchange Infrastructure (BC-XI)

Produces one or more identification schemes to identify objects uniquely.

In SAP Exchange Infrastructure, an agency can represent one of the following:

An example of a company is Dun & Bradstreet, which produces and manages the identification scheme D&B D-U-N-S number (to identify company units uniquely). An example of a technical unit is a business system. In the business system, the object customer (together with a namespace) is an identification scheme, within which a customer is identified uniquely by a value. An agency and an identification scheme together form an identifier.

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