Ensemble Virtual Documents TechFAQ
An introduction to virtual documents
Ensemble virtual documents enable your productions to work with large and complex documents with little overhead.
What is a virtual document?
A virtual document is a special kind of Ensemble message, for use with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) messages and with XML documents.
How are virtual documents different from standard messages?
The body of any Ensemble message is represented by a persistent class that has one property for each value that the message is intended to carry. In addition to carrying these values, the properties enable users to easily search the messages that have passed through the production. Specifically, the message search option of the Management Portal automatically provides convenient drop-down lists of the properties.