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August 28, 2020

EDI Insider Newsletter August 28, 2020

Read our latest Newsletter for a free EDI 105 Distribution Industry Guide, New EDI HQ tech tips, EDI training information, and more!

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Looking for EDI Information in the Distribution Industry? We’ve taken our popular “EDI 101 Guide” and customized it for the Distribution industry. Our EDI 105 Guide provides crucial EDI and Transaction Set information.

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Explore these great EDI topics and more!
  • Key Benefits of EDI within the Distribution Industry
  • What is Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)?
  • How to Start Utilizing EDI
  • EDI Standards
  • Most Common EDI Transaction Sets (T-Sets) within Distribution
  • EDI Process Flow
EDI HQ: How To!
Map Operators – Using “Replace With Contents of File” Operator in Conjunction with Macro Substitution

The “Replace With Contents of File” operator can be very useful for creating documents. When it is used in conjunction with Macro Substitution operators, creating output can be even more simplified.

When using the operator, the contents of the specified file become the current expression. If any macro substitution is needed, the file contents need to already have the variable and counters that are used in the map.

In use, first the assorted variables and counters needed should be populated as desired previously in the map. Then, once the file contents are in the current expression, the Macro Substitution operator is run and the content of variables and counters replaces the macros.

An example is below. On the left side is the file that replaced the current expression. On the right side is the resultant file that was written out after macro substitution was performed.
A look at the “Replace With Contents of File” operator shows that it points to the file referenced in the left side of the image above:
Using these operators has the potential to simplify mapping for output that may change format.
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