1 Reply Latest reply on Dec 3, 2007 5:39 AM by Tom Fennelly

    EDI - advice for getting started

    Damian Harvey Master

      I have a looming requirement to produce and consume some nasty EDI (EDIFACT) messages. My application is based on Seam 2.0 and runs in JBoss 4.2.2.

      After an initial read of the ESB docs and a look around the web it seems that my best option is JBossESB with Smooks for the transformation (as per this tutorial : http://milyn.codehaus.org/Smooks+Example+-+edi-to-java#SmooksExample-edi-to-java-TransformingfromanEDItoJavabeanObjectGraph).

      1. Can this combination handle non-delimited (ie. fixed width) text files?
      2. Are there any other options that I should consider?

      Thanks,

      Damian.

        • 1. Re: EDI - advice for getting started
          Tom Fennelly Master

           

          "damianharvey" wrote:
          1. Can this combination handle non-delimited (ie. fixed width) text files?


          Not at present, but I don't think it would be too difficult to add that feature to the EDIParser. I'd need more info though :-) We'd welcome any contributions in this area!!

          "damianharvey" wrote:
          2. Are there any other options that I should consider?


          No ;-) hehehehe