Updated: Tuesday July 6th 2021
In April of 2016 Cleo Communications purchased EXTOL International. At the time the flagship EDI translator was named EXTOL EDI Integrator (EEI). Cleo re-branded the product to Cleo EDI Integrator.
All the functionally that users are accustomed to was preserved and will be enhanced over time under the Cleo product line.
Versions: 5.5e, 5.8.3, 5.9, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.7, 7.1
Skill Set:Mapping, trading partner set-up, VAN communications, diagnosing issues, AS/400 application interfacing, system monitoring, creating programs that tie in with EXTOL data files, create new mapping specs, Cleo/EXTOL upgrades, disaster recovery planning.
External Calls: Utilitizing the EDI Integrator's long and short parm lists, we show end-users how to implement RPGLE programs within inbound/outbound maps.
Custom Formulas: Worked with Cleo EDI Integrator users to create custom forced transformation errors with Formulas and no custom coding.
Proprietary/Flat File Mapping: Create EDI maps to map a fixed length flat file to an internal DB2 table. This was possible with Cleo EDI Integrator's built-in functionality.
Discovering Internal Tables: We assist users to help understand how to query/utilize Cleo's internal database tables.
Auto-Routing: Applied logic in Cleo/EXTOL map to take several data inputs to determine if a different map was needed to be used. In order to apply this logic an RPG program was used along with the EXTOL M4 feature.
FTP scripting: Set-up FTP scripting for inbound/outbound processing to trading partner's FTP server. Used EXTOL's FTPCNLUP pgm to dynamically delete/rename files after performing MGET.
Brand new installs/upgrades: Work with EXTOL customers to perform brand new installs of EEI. Also assist in performing periodic upgrades of EEI.
Purging: Perform EXTOL EEI purges on wknd to keep EXTOL processes streamlined. Also assisted customers in reviewing files such as EXDINPP and EXDDWPP3 to determine if purging was necessary.
Custom Menus: Used EXTOL's custom menu functionality to create 'access' points for customer service reps. These menus assisted customer service reps to navigate EXTOL EEI.
Creating new environments:Worked with EXTOL customers to create/maintain EXTOL EDI Integrator QA and Development environments.
Utilize EFL functionality:Applied EFL to capture ad hoc information, ie. PO # and release # in EDI 850, in a file that was not part of the ruleset.
Custom Reports: Worked with Cleo EDI Integrator end-users to utilize SQL statements to create custom SQL queries. Ie. Trading partner activity reports.
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