We have an account with OpenText an EDI VAN (Value Added Network)
We use their software to Send and receive EDI documents.
The incoming EDI Documents are then parsed by 4D and internal records are 
We create EDI formate text files as return documents that are exported from 4D 
to a folder on the client machine.
Those EDI documents are then sent by the OpenText EDI software.

EDI Documents are structured Text documents with guidelines and rules for each 
transaction document.
They are fairly complex but once you are familiar with the formatting it is 
relatively straight forward.


Jim Medlen
Computer & Information Systems
Functional Devices, Inc.
phone (765) 883-5538 x 428
fax (765) 883-4262

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On Jan 4, 2019, at 6:39 AM, Peter Jakobsson via 4D_Tech 
<<>> wrote:
A very happy new year everybody.
I have an ERP running at a customer site who is a big Amazon suppler (i.e. they 
sell products/services TO Amazon). Amazon want them to submit sales invoices 
via their EDIFACT (or X12) gateway.
I’m a bit out of my depth here as I haven’t done any EDI stuff before, although 
I have quite a lot of experience with interfaces in general - ftp, http, etc. 
Where to start !? Does anyone have experience of this that could point out the 
basics or direct me to some useful docs ?
The comms protocol is AS2 so it would seem that the actual connection is done 
over http. I presume it’s then a case of formatting the documents and sending 
them as an http attachment, but that’s as far as I’ve got so far.
Any tips welcome.
Best Regards

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