EDI Rules Creator

“It was really nice to be able to use the EDI Rules Creator Studio to test the changes and receive detailed errors and warnings until I got it working”


EDI Rules Creator Studio is a graphical based tool that enables developers to quickly create EDI rules.  It can be used to create X12 and EDIFACT rules.

Create stringent rules that other validators don’t even support

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What are EDI Rules?

EDI rule files enables you to check whether your EDI file has the correct structure and values.  They enable the EDIValidator component to:

  • Verify correct loop, segment and element structure
  • Verify that data elements have correct formats and values
  • Verify that loops, segments, elements are used properly
  • Output correct error and warning messages
  • Load EDI data into a structure that can then be used to get the data

The EDIValidator component is able to correctly parse, load and validate different EDI implementations based on EDI rule files.

A general X12 EDI specifications contains loops, segments, elements, composite elements, element codes lists,  accepted element data patterns (Formats) etc.  EDI Rules Creator Studio uses these same terminologies when creating rule files.

Main Features

  • Easily view, modify and create EDI rule files
  • Add required loops, segments, elements, and composite elements with the click of a button
  • Create a segment ONCE and use it over and over again with Template Segments
  • Add code lists (both external and internal) for better file validation.  For example (states, zip code, CPT, ICD, NDC codes, etc)
  • Specify patterns that element data must conform to using Regular Expressions
  • Add values that data elements at specific positions must have
  • Add element data types, minimum and maximum values
  • Add required, situational or dependent loops and segments with customizable rules
  • Create custom data types
  • Includes all 4010 and 5010 pre-created HIPAA Validation Rules files


EDI Rules Structure


Test EDI rules to make sure they are working in the Rules Tester


Create Simple and Complex Validation Rules


Easily add Loops, Segment and Elements


Complete control of segments with just a right click


Add Segment with Usages, Accepted Values and Formats



 Add Elements




 Add, edit and configure Internal and External Code Lists used in validation of element data


Configure complex segment rules

A list of pre-created EDI Rules file can be found here. Our technical support specialists are always there to help you if you have any questions.

HIPAA EDI Implementation Guides can be purchased at www.wpc-edi.com


EDI Rules Creator Studio is included with RDPCrystal EDI Library