EDI X12-Read

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Post by Support_Philip » Thu Aug 29, 2019 4:51 pm
Question:

Can I read an EDI X12 documents into GoAnywhere?

Answer:

Follow the instructions below to write the contents of an EDI X12 file to an Excel file using the Read EDI X12 Data Mapper.
  • From within the Project Designer page, expand the Data Translation folder in the Component
    Library, and then drag the Read EDI X12 task to the Project Outline.
  • On the Read EDI X12 task, specify values for the following attributes:
Input File – The file path and name of the EDI X12 file to read.
EDI X12 Transaction Set – Select an EDI X12 Transaction Set from the list of those installed. See the
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  • Click Launch Data Mapping Wizard on the Read EDI X12 task main panel to open the EDI X12 Data Mapper.
  • When you first launch the EDI X12 Data Mapper, you will see an Input EDI X12 Transaction Set and a RowSet container. The EDI X12 Transaction Set container contains all available data elements, segments, and envelopes for the chosen Transaction Set.
  • Each Transaction Set element can be read to a RowSet variable column. To create a column, select the Transaction Set element then drag and drop it into the RowSet variable container. Double-click on a RowSet container name to give the output RowSet variable a name.
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  • Multiple RowSet variables can be created to isolate segments of data. To add a new RowSet, right-click an open space within the Mapper and select Add RowSet. Follow the above drag and drop procedure to populate the new RowSet.
  • Click Apply to leave the Mapper and return to the Project Designer.
  • One possible use of the output RowSets would be to write the data to an output file. The following image is an example of a RowSet variable containing package data being written to an Excel file using the Write Excel task.
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The following image illustrates the Project Outline for the Read EDI X12 task example using the Data Mapper.
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