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EDI message generation from Flat file using BizTalk 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have a requirement to create EDI message using BizTalk 2013 R2 features.

    The input would be a flat file (EDI 834) and output should be respective EDI message in text file.

    I searched more on the net where I could not see concrete solution to achieve this, also I am not sure if this can be done using BizTalk. On many forums I saw sample application to create Receive/Send port, configuring trading partners etc. where input is EDI and output is acknowledgement in EDI format which will not suffice our purpose.

    I am completely new to BizTalk, Please help me out if you get any detailed pointers on this.

    Thanks in advance.

    Friday, March 13, 2015 6:11 AM

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  • A short (not very detailed) "recipe" for this could be.

    - Import the out-of-the-box X12 834 Schema and deploy it.

    - Set up the Party/Agreement

    - Create a Receive Port and a Receive Location using the EdiReceive Pipeline.

    - Create a canonical "Benefit Enrollment and Maintenance" Schema

    - Create a Map that maps from the X12_834 Schema to the canonical Schema.

    - Apply this Map on the Receive Port.

    - Create a Flat File Schema that matches your desired output.

    - Create a Map that maps from the canonical Scheam to the Flat File Schema.

    - Create a Flat File Send Pipeline, pointing to your Flat File Schema.

    - Create a Send Port that subscribes (Filter) to the Canonical Message Type.

    - Apply the 2nd. Map on the Send Port

    - Apply the Flat File Send Pipeline on The Send Port.

    - Configure the Send Port Adapter to whatever target system is required.

    Morten la Cour

    Friday, March 13, 2015 7:25 AM
  • Hi,

    Can you please provide detailed steps to do this?

    I am completely new to BizTalk and in a very short time we have do this.

    I tried to follow the steps you mentioned above but stuck at first three steps.

    Friday, March 13, 2015 1:51 PM
  • Can you clarify a bit?  Your explanation is a bit contradictory as EDI is not really a flat file, especially in the BizTalk sense.

    Exactly what are you receiving, EDI or Flat File and what are you sending?

    Please be warned, working with any HIPAA message is not a quick process, not matter what so take it slow and careful.

    Friday, March 13, 2015 3:31 PM
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