In the field of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), a file represents a collection of related records that are treated as a fundamental storage unit in a computer system. These files are used to organize and manage data in a structured and efficient manner.
An example use case of files in EDI is in the process of exchanging business documents between trading partners. For instance, let’s assume that Company A wants to send a purchase order to Company B. Company A would create a file that contains all the relevant details about the order, such as product information, quantities, prices, etc. This file would then be transmitted to Company B through the EDI solution provided by the EDIconnect platform.
Example Script code:
- Define the structure and format of the file according to relevant EDI standards.
- Ensure that files are encrypted and secured during transmission and storage to prevent unauthorized access.
- Utilize specialized EDI tools or platforms such as EDIconnect, which offer advanced functionalities for handling and managing EDI files.