Mapping Data Chapter 4
Constructing and deconstructing the data in the various EDI formats available is a task that requires both analysis and development skills. Most of the document types within the manufacturing and shipping space are fairly straightforward to handle, but you will run across node structures and mapping requirements that will pose challenges.
It is possible to look at an implementation guide and make intelligent decisions about how data should be mapped. To improve your chances for a compliant EDI document early in the development process, make sure to take the following steps: