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Status Not under consideration
Categories Other
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 9, 2018

SPE Codelist enhancement

RFE requirement for SPE Codelist enhancement

Problem Statement – We are replacing xref files with ITXA code list so that the WTX map could use code list to perform mapping logic

Description –
ITX maps in ABC environment currently uses xref files to generate output files (the xref file values are either used in mapping conditions or directly mapped to the target side based on a logic). These xref files are accessible to the user community in the current EDI environment and they update it multiple times a day. One of the initiative as part of the next gen program is to get away from file base xref's and have a controlled environment where business users can take control. The obvious alternative in a SBI based EDI system was ITXA code list. But the ITXA code has the limitations –
DeveloperWorks ID DW_ID89942
Link to original RFE