EXTOL EDI Integrator has the ability to lookup data outside of the EDI data we received (inbound) or outside our EXTOL Fileset (outbound):
Below are the types of External File lookups:
- Maintainable: This is where we can update a file to maintain inbound/outbound values. A good example is where we want to collect unique values, ie. inbound EDI PO # or outbound EDI invoice #. This files can also be used to just hold data for the current transaction.
- Maintain with rollback: This is would be the Physical/Logical File that we update to reflect a transaction has been processed. If there is an error, the update will be reversed.
- Normal Lookup: Normal External File Lookup in EXTOL. No error will occur if data is not found.
- Required lookup: Normal External File Lookup in EXTOL. A forced EXTOL generation/translation error will occur if data is not found.
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