Orion Consulting Limited

This one day course is aimed at those who are new to the world of Data Exchange and EDI. Customers who are unfamiliar with data structures, data syntaxes and messages used within both traditional EDI and contemporary data exchange messages such as XML will also benefit from this course.

The course provides an excellent foundation from which to access further training in Orion's PathFinder range of products. 

The Introduction to EDI and Data Structures training course includes:

  • Definitions and Terminology: (EDI, maps, templates etc)
  • File structure: fields and records
  • Sending business documents in files
  • File syntaxes: 3 types (flat, delimited, XML)
  • Flat files – origin, types, examples and practical exercise
  • Delimited files – origin, separators, examples and practical exercise
  • XML – tags, codepages, white space, example and practical exercise
  • Message standards in all 3 syntaxes - with examples
  • Envelopes - business documents & identifier fields

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"Orion was chosen as the EDI system supplier for these projects as Pathfinder provides all the connectivity required to communicate with our suppliers and customers with all the required EDI formats - out of the box. Orion have also listened to us and incorporated our requirements into subsequent releases of the PathFinder product. The Orion team at all stages of the decision making, development and deployment of the PathFinder product instilled us with the necessary confidence that they knew their subject matter and were able to help guide and advise us to make the correct strategic decisions."
Darren Yull, Director – Integration and Web Services, Exertis UK & Ireland