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Include Interchange Recipient Internal ID option in the EDIFACT UNH envelope

In SPE02 while working on client Celestica we came across a limitation for the EDIFACT UNH envelope options.

Celestica has two SAP systems A1 and GT. catering for plants of different regions involving multiple vendor codes.

A1 SAP system is identified by GS ID CLS02 and for GT SAP system GS id will be CLS01.

For certain Trading Partner when envelopes exist for A1 SAP system Now, when we try to configure the UNH envelope for GT SAP system we cannot create UNH envelope because there is already an UNH envelope with same Sender and Recipient ID(A1).

Proposed Idea is to make provision to include Recipient Internal ID like the UNB envelope so that we can identify and use this configuration to choose the appropriate envelopes based on GSID.

Recipient Internal ID and Sender Internal ID are allowed as per EDIFACT standard.

UNB and UNH Envelope in Config Center should allow these fields to differentiate flows where Sender/Receiver IDs are same but partner/customer are using a different Sender/Recipient Internal ID.

Note: this is available in Sterling Integrator/translation POD's(screenshot attached)

  • Guest
  • Mar 23 2022
  • Under review
What is your industry? Electronics
How will this idea be used?

This idea will be invaluable to Celestica as they have multiple partners who are using EDIFACT.

Proposed solution is essential for them to identify and use appropriate configuration rather than asking partners to switch to ANSI X12, Celestica can support trading partners who support only EDIFACT messages.

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