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Have one "map" to convert EDI into a human readable format, such as HTML

Currently, we have several maps that translate EDI into HTML. They are for 824s, 864s, and 860s. There are separate maps for various versions (i.e. 4010, 4060, 5010). The maps are VERY large and complex. Plus, they all contain user exits, and IBM currently does not support maps with user exits through Config Hub. Therefore, we cannot modify these maps, or create new maps like this.

We need a single "map" that will take any EDI file and produce a human readable document, such as HTML, like Liaison EDI Notepad.

  • Guest
  • Jun 8 2021
  • Future consideration
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Having one "map" to create human readable documents from any EDI file would greatly simplify our process of providing the necessary info to business users for transactions like Application Advice, Text Message, and PO Change Request. These are transactions that do not create an application file, yet the data needs to be presented in a user-friendly format.

Because there are differences in the current HTML maps, based on who created them, they do not all produce a "standard" format, and this is what we need.

  • Admin
    Jim Luneke commented
    30 Sep, 2021 04:12pm

    We are moving this request to "Future Consideration" - we are in process of reviewing possible ways to address and will come back as we complete this analysis.

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