Month: May 2014

Detecting X12 EDI Delimiters

EDI Parsers must be able to understand data in EDI files in order to correctly parse them.  EDI data files can look complex, however they must adhere to certain rules.  For example, EDI data is grouped into segments.  Segments contain data elements.   EDI parsers must be able to distinguish between these logical containers.  For this …

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X12 Segment Structure

EDI segments contain the basic units of data in an EDI file. In fact an EDI file contains only segments. In this article we will discuss the X12 segment structure and how it’s used to create EDI messages. Let’s say we want to send a basic company name information to another party. We can use …

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