EDIdEv - Electronic Data Interchange Development

EDI X12 vs UN/EDIFACT

The table below highlights the difference between the EDI X12 standard and EDIFACT standard.

Topic ANSI X12 UN/EDIFACT
Application Mostly  used in North America Mostly used in Europe and Asia
Terminologies Equivalence  Transaction Sets Messages
Loops Groups
Terminators Separators
Interchange
Header/Trailer Segments
ISA/IEA UNB/UNZ
Group 
Header/Trailer Segments
GS/GE UNG/UNE (optional)
Transaction Set, (Message)
Header/Trailer
ST/SE UNH/UNT
Separators Specification Segment  None UNA (optional)
Commonly used Terminators, (Separators) Segment ~ '
Element * +
Composite > :
Release Indicator  Not supported Supported
Composite Elements Rarely used Commonly Used
Acknowledgment  TA1 and 997 CONTRL
Binary support BIN, BDS segments ISO 9735-8 - Associated data in EDI
╣Security  ASC X12.58 - Security Structures  
  - ISO 9735-5 - Security rules for batch EDI (authenticity, integrity and non-repudiation of origin)

  - ISO 9735-6 - Secure authentication and acknowledgement message (message type - AUTACK)

  - ISO 9735-7 - Security rules for batch EDI (confidentiality)

  - ISO 9735-9 - Security key and certificate management message (message type - KEYMAN)
 

╣ UN/EDIFACT Security rules are not currently supported in Framework EDI

Below is a diagram of the control segments of an ASC X12 format

Below is a diagram of the control segments of a UN/EDIFACT format

The EDIdEv Framework EDI component supports both the X12 and UN/EDIFACT standards.  It is basically an EDI parser, which you would reference in your program so that you can quickly create EDI solutions to support EDI files from both these standards.  Download the example programs to see how easily it can be done.

Click here to download example programs that generate, translate and acknowledge X12 EDI files.

To download example programs that process UN/EDIFACT  EDI files, click here.

 

    Click here to download a trial version of the Framework EDI     

 

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