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EXTOL EDI Integrator - Setting up reference fields (outbound)

20th June 2012

In an earlier EXTOL EDI Integrator post on how to set up inbound maps for reference fields we looked at how to capture data from inbound EDI data.

For EXTOL inbound EDI documents we saw we had the ability to capture 3 alphanumeric values and 2 date fields. Likewise, we have the ability to do the same on the outbound.

There is a difference though on how we set-up EXTOL to capture these values. For inbound EDI, we set-up the EXTOL map to use M5, M6, and M7. For outbound we will implement M5, M6, and M7 in the EXTOL outbound EDI fileset.

By going into the fileset envelope, selecting the file/format, we select a field and associate an M5 value to a field.

By capturing these values we can access, within EXTOL, individual POs, invoices, ASNs. This can assist us greatly when we need to follow the order to cash cycle. By just knowing the customer’s purchase order #, we can locate the inbound 850, outbound 855, outbound 856 and outbound 810.

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