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EDI: Supported Data Formats

Anveo EDI Connect ships with the following converters.

Text

The text converter supports text based formats. You can, for example, process CSV (Comma Seperated Values) files. You can choose the separation and escape characters and to a limited degree the encoding (for example EBCDIC). We also support fixed-length formats, as well as any mixed form. It is possible to process record based formats, where each line starts with a record type. There is also limited support on binary data types, like comp-3 used on mainframes.

It is possible to parse and generate VDA files. But we do not provide any automatic processing at the moment. We also do not provide templates for VDA. If you want to work with us on improving our VDA support, feel free to contact us.

 

XML

Anveo EDI Connect has a powerful XML converter. There is an assistant to create the mapping structure from an example file (see video). We support a lot of different encodings, prefixes and namespaces and other features that you cannot achieve by using the XML ports of NAV.

 

EDIFACT / X12

We support EDIFACT in almost all versions and subsets. You can import the UNECE specifications for almost all version of the official EDIFACT standard. there is a feature that allows you to create the mapping structure by using an example file (see video). These major versions are called d96a, for the first draft of 1996. Another example would be d01b, meaning the second draft of 2001. There are a lot of subsets that are build on these standards. Examples would be EANCOM by GS1, EDILEKTRO, ODETTE and many more. Usually you can use these standards out of the box by importing the matching UNECE superset. If we do not support, for any reasons, a specific standard you can still use our converter. But you will have to add the segments and data elements by yourself to the mapping, like you would do it in most other converters.

We also support X12. At the moment we do not ship with any templates. You will have to create the mapping structure on your own.

 

You can create as many NAV to NAV mappings as you want. We can transfer the data between tables and also between companies in the same database. The NAV mappings are often used in combination with an external data type to process the data or to check some fields after importing a file into the system.

 

For a complete overview and a more detailed description have a look at our documentation.

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