SEF File Support

Data Integration Suite supports the EDI Standard Exchange Format (SEF), an "open" standard that allows you to describe proprietary EDI message types. You can create a SEF extension file, which contains the definitions of your enterprise's custom EDI message types, and then use that file with Data Integration Suite when converting your EDI files to XML, and vice versa.

SEF Example
This example shows how to use a extension file to convert EDI messages using a proprietary format. The SEF file used in this example adds 99 as a permitted code value in the 353 element of segment BGN in transaction set 831.

The URL of the SEF file is specified in the user= parameter of the converter: URL. It is also possible to specify the SEF file name as a relative pathname. If Data Integration Suite has been installed in a directory PRODUCT_PATH, and the EDI converter: URL contains user=relative.sef, then the SEF file will be found at PRODUCT_PATH/lib/CustomEDI/relative.sef.

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