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Data Interchange plc

Electronic Data Interchange

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14 March 2006

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Table of Contents
Electronic Data Interchange................................................................. 5 What is EDI?........................................................................................................ 5 Urgency Issues ..........................................................................................................................5 Communications ........................................................................................................................6 The Move To Standardised EDI.................................................................................................6

The EDI Model..................................................................................................... 7 VDA Standard ............................................................................................................................8

Syntax Standards ................................................................................................ 9 Service Segments ....................................................................................................................10 Segment Delineation Characters .............................................................................................11 Streams of information .............................................................................................................12

Message Standards ........................................................................................... 12 EDI Codes and Routing ..................................................................................... 14 Introduction ..............................................................................................................................14 EDI Routing..............................................................................................................................14 Routing Nodes .........................................................................................................................15 The Hierarchy of Node Types ..................................................................................................16 EDI codes in ODEX Enterprise ................................................................................................17 EDI Codes for Clearing Centres ..............................................................................................17 The Makeup of an Odette/EDIFACT EDI Code .......................................................................17 The Makeup of a Tradacoms EDI Code ..................................................................................18 VDA EDI Codes .......................................................................................................................19

Encoding standards ........................................................................................... 19 Introduction ..............................................................................................................................19 ASCII 20 EBCDIC....................................................................................................................................21 Unicode ....................................................................................................................................21 File encoding in DI products ....................................................................................................22

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