[ic] UPS Worldship Integration

Steve Graham icdev at mrlock.com
Mon Apr 28 16:44:22 UTC 2008

>In the second scenario orders are marked as ready to ship, an import 
>is ran on the Worldship side that contacts the database over ODBC 
>and gets a list of orders and the relevant information.  The orders 
>are processed as they are packaged.  Worldship then contacts the 
>Interchange database over ODBC and writes the tracking numbers.  The 
>updating of tracking numbers kicks off the same shipped email.
>The key to doing these integrations is setting statuses to control 
>what gets exported and then decide what to do once a tracking number 
>is imported.  If you have a choice between the methods I would 
>choose scenario 2, it's less steps and seems like a more "cleaner" process.

Thanks for both Endpoint replies.

I was just reviewing the connection/import feature within worldship, 
and I think it will be better having worldship talk through and ODBC 
connection to the MySql database. I'll try to document this as I go.


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