EDI Enveloping Exercise: Test Your EDI Knowledge
Reading an EDI transaction begins by knowing that each line (properly referred to as a segment) starts with a code that tells you something about the information on that line, and each line has a matching pair item that marks the end of that level of information. A functional group header has a functional group trailer; an interchange control header has an interchange control trailer. Within each segment, various kinds of information appear, each separated by an asterisk or other identifier. In discussing EDI information, we refer to a particular line by its letter/number name and then to the specific position within that line.
You can check your EDI Enveloping Structure Knowledge in this quiz.
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