Introduction to EDI X12
What you'll learn
- Overview of EDI X12 (Electronic Data Interchange format used in North America)
- Overview of AS2 Transport Protocol
- ECommerce EDI Documents: Purchase Order 850, Confirmation 855, Advanced Shipping Notice (ASN) 856, Invoice (810)
- Motor Carrier EDI Documents: Load Tender (204), Load Tender Response (990), Status (214), Invoice (210) (for Logistics, Trucking)
- HIPAA/Healthcare EDI Documents: 837 Claims, 835 Payment Advice
- Converting EDI to and From XML
- Tricks for formatting EDI for viewing (using PowerShell and NotePad++)
- EDI Notepad - Free tool to view EDI
- None for the first non-programming part of the course which is designed for everyone.
- Tools demonstrated will be on Windows Platform but concepts apply cross-platform
EDI is often required when dealing with larger companies. Most of the common interactions between trading partners have been codified into various EDI file formats. We'll teach you how to read EDI files, and how to lookup implementation guides to understand what each field means.
This first part of the course is high level, and can be used by managers, business analysts, and quality assurance/testers to gain a deeper understanding of EDI. The second part of the course will show how to process EDI files in several popular programming languages.
The course looks at three families of EDI messages: ECommerce, Motor Carrier (Trucking/Logistics/Freight), and HIPAA/HealthCare. Implementation guides are discussed for the most popular messages in each category.
At the end of this course, a programmer should be able to either create an EDI file from a database, or receive, parse, and store incoming EDI information into a database. All the programming examples will be done with the EDI 850 Purchase Order.
Who this course is for:
- Software developers who need to read, understand, and process EDI files
- Managers and Business Analysts who want a deeper understanding of EDI for planning and creating requirements
- QA - Quality Assurance Testers who need to understand and test EDI-based systems.
- Someone who needs to work with an enterprise level EDI tool that doesn't already know the basics.
I’m a former Microsoft Certified Trainer and went to the Train-The-Trainer Bootcamp held by Microsoft in Redmond back in about 2004.
After that I was a stand-up instructor travelling around the US and Canada teaching BizTalk for a year or so,
THEN I went into BizTalk Consulting and have been doing it ever since.
Neal has degrees in accounting, business, law and more recently a Master of Arts in Jewish Studies from Hebrew College (Boston).