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Generating EDI file using XI

Hi,

I need to generate EDI file using XI.The target file should be of X12 format. (Source side is flat file, no problems with that)

But the client does not have bic mapping designer to generate the .sda mapping file, which we normally do when we have Seeburger scenarios.

And it also will be difficult to convince the client to buy this new software.

If XI is not able to create the EDI file (Message type- advanced shipping notification (ASN)), they will shun XI and will rely on web methods.

I have heard that RNIF adapter can be used to generate EDI files. Is it true?

Kindly tell me all the possibilities.

Thanks,

John

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  • Jan 13, 2011 at 08:02 AM

    > If XI is not able to create the EDI file (Message type- advanced shipping notification (ASN)), they will shun XI and will rely on web methods.

    If it is just one document format, then you will be able to create the file with a Java mapping with some effort, but when the customer wants to work with different EDI file format, the own development would be more expensive compared to buying Seeburger.

    RNIF works with XML files for Rosettanet, this will not help for creating plain text files of X12 standard.

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    Jan 13, 2011 at 08:58 AM

    I too agree with the stefan...

    if only one interface or similar interface for differnt partners you can look for java module development..search in SDN there is one on this for EDI...

    if you want to implement EDI in full fledge need to rely on third party adapters (one additional cost for PI..compared to other middlewares like webmethods.which by default provides the option for handling edi..)

    HTH

    Rajesh

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  • Jan 13, 2011 at 09:12 AM

    CBS consulting offers a module for transform XML to X12 for free an part of their open PI initiative:

    http://www.cbs-consulting.com/EN/Services/ProcessesApplications/SAP__TechnologyConsulting/OpenPI/OpenPI__n,naviExpand=.html__nnn=true

    Maby this might be interesting for your client.

    http://opi2.sourceforge.net/#edixmodule

    Edited by: Stefan Grube on Jan 13, 2011 10:14 AM

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