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May 21, 2020

EDI Insider Newsletter May 21, 2020

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Explore these great EDI topics and more!
  • Key Benefits of EDI within the Healthcare Industry
  • What is Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)?
  • How to Start Utilizing EDI
  • EDI Standards
  • Most Common EDI Transaction Sets (T-Sets) within Healthcare
  • EDI Process Flow
EDI HQ: How To!
JSON and XML Use Different Bases for Queries

When mapping JSON data or XML data it is important to understand that their queries do not use the same basis for calculating “which” node to select. JSON is zero-based, whereas XML is one-based.

Using the following examples, we will map the same data to demonstrate this difference.
For the JSON example, if we want to specify mapping within the first node, we will use a “[0]”. Here, to specify the first “firstName” node (containing “John”) we use the following query: employee[0].firstName
Note the “0”. If we want to specify the second firstName node (node containing “Anna”) this should be the query:  employee[1].firstName
When it comes to XML, the numbering starts with 1 instead of 0. To return the value in the first firstName node use a 1: /transaction/employees[1]/firstName
The second firstName node requires a 2: /transaction/employees[2]/firstName
Note that in both these examples, specifying the first node is optional. If it is not specified, the first will be selected from the query. However, if a subsequent node is needed, the instance is required. Including the specific node number in the first queries of each type was for clarity.
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