The SEF Manager has optional utilities
called plug-in's that make use of the information obtained from the
loaded SEF file to assist in EDI development solutions. One available
plug-in is the SourceCodeMaker SEF Manager (SM) Plug-In. It enables users to create source codes (of a selected
programming language) that will generate, translate or acknowledge EDI files by
following the implementation guideline contained in a SEF file. The
purpose of the SourceCodeMaker SM Plug-In is to help programmers avoid the tedious task of
writing code by generating the 'groundwork' source code into an output file,
which can then be copied-and-pasted into their program so that it can be further
modified to their project's specifications. Other functions available with the SourceCodeMaker
SM Plug-In are:
It creates SQL commands to create a
relational database from SEF files. (Warning:
More fields may get created than the maximum 255 fields for a table).
It also creates
sample EDI files from SEF files.
(Warning: EDI files created are structurally correct as defined
but values in the EDI files may not meet the implementation guideline).
An Overview of the EDIdEv SM Plug-in SourceCodeMaker
Warning: The evaluation copy of the
SourceCodeMaker SM Plug-In processes only data segments that are in area (or
table) 1 of the Transaction Set or Message as defined in the schema.
Please Note: ** SM Plug-Ins are not included with the Framework
EDI Professional License,
and have to be purchased separately. However, all SM Plug-Ins are included
in the Enterprise License. Please visit the webpage Licensing
for more details.
Installing the SEF Manager Plug-In Download the SourceCodeMaker SM Plug-In, then simply double click on the file.
(If you have the Enterprise License, the SM Plug-Ins are automatically installed
during the installation of the Enterprise License.)
Executing SEF Manager Plug-In After it has successfully installed, you can execute the plug-in
from the SEF Manager by selecting "Tools" from the menu, then
"Source Code Maker". (You must have at least version Framework
EDI 4.3.2003.341 installed.)
Frequently Asked Questions Q.How do you use the SM
A. First, load the SEF file
into the SEF Manager; then edit the SEF file if there are any changes to be done
to it. Finally, run the SM Plug-In by selecting "Tools",
"SourceCodeMaker" from the menu. You can then cut-&-paste
the source code it generates into your programming environment.
Q.What's the difference between the SourceCodeMaker SM
Plug-In, and the SampleSourceCodeMaker that you've posted up on your sample
A. The difference between the SourceCodeMaker
SM Plug-In, from
the SampleSourceCodeMaker is that the SM Plug-In obtains its information from
the SEF file (and not from the EDI file), thus it will include data segments and
elements that may not have been included in the EDI file because they may have
been "optional". The SM Plug-In also has the ability to create SQL commands to
create a relational database, and can also create sample EDI files while the