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Subject: [ubl-comment] How to refer to a Party that is ancillary to atransaction

Hello. I have a question about how to use the Party type. Parties, if I am not mistaken, are the direct participants in a business transaction. If I want to a UBL-based XML message to order something off of Amazon.com, then the two parties to the transaction are me and Amazon.

What if I want to order something for my brother? Amazon and I are still the parties in the transaction, but how do I represent my brother in this transaction? He isn't part of the transaction, but is the recipient of its result. And what if I wanted to designate the item I ordered as not being from me but from me and my wife? We would then make up a fourth participant in the transaction.

Using an aggregate of Contact and Address does not seem sufficient, since Contact only contains one Name and Address has no place to put a Company name. If I wanted to send it to my brother's work address, there would be no place to put Bob Garvey, Company X, 123 Y Street, etc.

There seems to be a need for some component that describes an entity between Party and Contact. Or are we perhaps missing something?


Patrick Garvey
Talaris Corporation

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