Microsoft Dynamics – EDI Data Formats and Protocols

Overview EDI Data Formats

There are several commonly used data formats for data interchange between business partners. A lot of them are text based formats combined with a description of their usage. We will give you an overview over some commonly used formats that are supported by Anveo EDI Connect. Even if a data format is missing in our list we probably have a way to support it in Anveo EDI Connect. Feel free to contact us.

Communication and Data Transfer

File-based and message-based communication

There are two variants to send EDI data. One is to send files to the business partner, the other one is to send messages.

The difference between file based and message based data transfer is the metadata provided with the transmission.

File Based

For file-based communication, the file name is used as identification. Usually there is no transmitter and receiver in the file transfer level visible. The content, sender etc. must be recognized via the path or file name. A pre-processing may be required, which allows on the content of the file, an allocation to the appropriate mapping.

Message Based

In the message-based communication, the sender and receiver are usually obvious. The user data are sent as messages or via file attachment. It is possible to send multiple files in a message. An allocation to mappings is possible via the communication data.

Communication Protocols

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