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This profile describes a process comprising an electronic catalogue, catalogue item specification update and catalogue price update. It allows a supplier (or third party acting on its behalf; a provider) to send a customer (or third party acting on its behalf; a receiver) describing items (goods or services) available for purchase.
This profile allows the update of an existing catalogue by replacing entire catalogue lines, in which case, only the elements to be updated are included. To facilitate this usage, action codes are used describing how the recipient should process the catalogue line.
It also allows item specifications only (not prices) and prices only (not item specifications) to by updated in isolation special documents. Update of both item specifications and prices is supported as well using the Catalogue document.
This process is intended to result in acceptance or rejection of the catalogue or catalogue update document in full by the use of an application response.