Example: Converting a Conforming EDI File
This section describes how to convert an EDI file to XML using the Stylus Studio EDI to XML module. It uses the
To convert 831.x12 to XML:
1. Select File > New > EDI to XML Conversion from the Stylus Studio menu.
The New EDI to XML Conversion dialog box appears.
2. In the Select a sample EDI document field, type the URI for the
Alternative: Use the more button (
) to locate
When you select the document, X12 is displayed in the Dialect field and 004030 is displayed in the Version field in the Select the dialect and version you need to customize group box.
3. Click OK.
The EDI to XML editor appears. The
The EDI Structure pane displays information for X12 version 004030 from the DataDirect XML Converter repository. Stylus Studio uses this information to parse and validate the source EDI document associated with this EDI to XML conversion.
4. To convert the
The Save As dialog box appears, requesting that you save your EDI to XML conversion as a SEF file.
5. Provide a name for the file and click the Save button.
Stylus Studio opens the Preview window and displays the XML that results from converting the
Note that no changes were made to either the EDI structure for the X12 standard or to the default converter settings used by the XML Converter engine (as shown in the URI field). Sometimes you will need or want to create local copies of EDI standards definitions or change properties used by the XML Converter engine. These topics are discussed in the following example, Example: Converting a Non-conforming EDI File, as well as in greater detail in Specifying XML Converter Properties and Customizing an EDI Standard.