This article shows how to modify the EDI Config File Name and Output File Name for an EDI Project.

What is the EDI Config File?

The EDI Config File contains the standardized EDI format configuration for the EDI Document. This file contains information on how to merge the data from different EDI Segment files created by each Domain within the EDI Project.

Any changes made within the EDI Management Dashboard are part of this file. Additionally, the file contains the EDI Config File Name and EDI Output File Name format.

This file must be downloaded to the user’s local computer and placed within the config subdirectory before running the Scenario Chain Set. The config subdirectory should exist within the user’s output directory. If it is not there, one will need to be created.

How to Modify the EDI Config File

The EDI Config File defines the naming convention for the EDI Config File and the generated EDI Output Files. Complete the following steps to modify the EDI Config File through the Project Dashboard:

Step 1: Click on the Project Dashboard option within the Menu Bar

Step 2: Select the EDI Project within the Projects Pane.

Step 3: Select the EDI Project Version within the Project Versions Pane.

Step 4: Select the Configuration Management Tab.

Step 5: Click on the Edit (Pencil) icon.

Step 6: The EDI Config File has default values already configured. They can be modified if needed through the Configuration Management dialog window.

  • Name – Defines the unique name for the EDI configuration.
  • Config File Name – Defines the name of the configuration file that the EDISegmentMergeReceiver will read to create the EDI Document or Transaction Set.
  • Output File Name Format – Defines the format for the name of the EDI Output File.

    Click on the input field and enter the desired value to change the EDI Configuration Name or the Config File Name.

Step 7: The default EDI Output File Name Format contains three format lines:

Use the Delete button to remove a format line or the Add button to add a format line.

Expand the drop-down menu and select a Format Type: Attribute, Constant, Counter, Test Data Case, Test Data Case Suite, Test Data Category, or Timestamp.

Use the input field to enter a format value. Please note that the last value should be a constant value and a text file extension (.txt).

Step 8: Click the Save button.