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The eFileManager

The eFileManager is a utility for viewing X12 and UN/EDIFACT EDI files in a more readable format.  It does this by parsing the EDI file, and then displaying its loops, segments, elements and codes along with their descriptions and values in a hierarchical tree for better reading.


Below is the same EDI file viewed in its raw format with a text editor.  From this example, one cannot distinguish the values in the BHT segment as clearly as when the segment is read with the eFileManager (shown above).

The eFileManager can also validate an EDI file in accordance with its corresponding SEF file.  If any discrepancies are found, the eFileManager will report them as errors.  Double clicking on an error message, will take you to the point in the document where the error occurred.  This can be helpful when troubleshooting EDI files that do not comply to the standard.

The eFileManager utility can also be used to edit EDI files, and has an option to convert them into free-form XML files.

 

    
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