OIC May 21 Release – B2B support for UN EDIFACT Part 1 by Niall Commiskey
Blog: PaaS Community
The May 21 release of OIC brings lots of new features to B2B. This post will focus on the new UN EDIFACT support, but will also detail our new auto-generation of – send/receive pre-processor integrations – feature.
The usual caveat from me at the outset – I am not an EDI/EDIFACT expert – many folks tasked with creating such integrations are also not, so this is for you! Version 1 of B2B in OIC supported X12, now we are also providing UN EDIFACT support. So what is the difference between the 2, apart from the fact that the latter is mainly used in Europe? Apparently X12 has made inroads into the healthcare market (HIPAA), whereas UN EDIFACT has not. Both standards are used in areas such as supply chain, government etc.
This post begins with an introduction to the format of an order in UN EDIFACT, it is rather pedestrian, if fact probably boring for most of you, who are at home in EDI. I go through the order document line for line, this I am mainly doing for my own benefit, so that I actually understand the values being sent.
The post continues with a short introduction to the transport protocol I will use, AS2. Finally, we get to the section that covers the implementation of a simple UN EDIFACT orders based B2B transaction in OIC. Read the complete article here.
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