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EDI to XML Editor
The EDI to XML editor is a visual editor that helps you create a file that can be used to convert EDI files with the same structure and to preview the XML that results from that conversion.
You can use the EDI to XML editor to:
- View an EDI file you want to convert to XML. The EDI document pane shows any errors in the file - that is, how the file deviates from the EDI standard on which it is based - and provides Quick Fixes and other tools to help you correct the errors.
- Customize EDI standard definitions to accommodate proprietary or non-conforming EDI. By default, the EDI Structure pane displays the structure of the EDI standard associated with the EDI document displayed in the EDI document pane, but you can change both the dialect and version to display the structure for any of the numerous standards supported by DataDirect XML Converter - ATIS, EDIFACT, EANCOM, Edig@s, HIPAA, HL7, IATA, NCPDP, TRADACOMS, X12, and others.
You can import a local copy of EDI standard definitions and modify them in numerous ways - adding new values to a code list, changing a segment's Requirement property from Mandatory to Optional, and so on. See Customizing an EDI Standard for more information on this topic.
- Specify properties for the DataDirect XML Converter. The EDI to XML module uses the DataDirect XML Converter engine to convert EDI to XML. See Specifying XML Converter Properties for more information on this topic.
- Preview the EDI to XML Conversion. When you click the Preview Result button (
), Stylus Studio opens the Preview window and displays the XML that results from converting the source EDI document using the parameters specified for the XML Converter engine as well as changes made to the EDI standard, if any.
For More Information
EDI Document Pane
EDI Structure Tree
Properties for EDI to XML Conversions
Creating an EDI to XML Conversion