TRADACOMS Standards Available Across All Releases
TRADACOMS is a pioneering implementation of EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) used primarily in the UK for retail and publishing data exchange. Its roots extend back to 1982 as an implementation of the UN/GTDI, and eventually led to EDIFACT - the EANCOM subset of which is actively used today.
Although offically TRADACOMS has ceased being developed, it has proven to be surprising resilient, and is in active use today. It was managed by the UK Article Numbering Association's eCentre, and today falls under the purvue of GS1 UK.
Stylus Studio® supports both the 931 edition as well as the publishing industry's BIC extensions. These versions are of course supported equally well by both the Java and the .Net (C#) versions of the DataDirect XML Converters.
This grid shows exactly which transaction sets the TRADACOMS standard supports for each release.