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EDIReader 4.7.3 Released

A fresh open source release of EDIReader is now available. The product has been updated in a number of ways, yet continues to excel at its primary purpose: to parse EDI input into XML for simple integration into a wide variety of applications. It remains a proven foundation for several other products provided by BerryWorks Software.

Posted by Nicanor 2011-02-14

EDIReader 4.1 released

EDIReader provides a simple way for Java applications to read EDI documents and process them as XML. It supports the same JAXP and SAX2 APIs commonly used by XML parsers, which means that parsed EDI data can be accessed and manipulated with XML techniques such as DOM, XPath and XSLT as alternatives to a proprietary EDI mapper/translator. EDI formats defined by ANSI X12 and UN/EDIFACT are supported, and the framework has been extended to support other formats as well.... read more

Posted by Nicanor 2007-03-17

EDIReader-4.0 release

EDIReader parses interchanges defined by EDIFACT and ANSI X12 EDI standards and generates XML that can be accessed and transformed with XML tools such as XSLT, Xpath, and JDOM. It supports the SAX2 API and can substitute for a Java XML parser, allowing EDI data to treated as if it were XML. This release includes support for UNO/UNP segments used to embed data objects such as digital signatures within EDIFACT messages. It also includes strategic refactoring of certain internal classes to facilitate richer customization by inheritance instead of code changes.

Posted by Nicanor 2007-01-27

EDIReader 3.10 released

EDIReader parses ANSI X12 and EDIFACT EDI documents implementing the same SAX interfaces commonly used by XML parsers, allowing EDI data to be integrated with Java applications using a wide variety of freely-available XML tools. This latest release supports both positive and negative acknowledgments for X12. It extends the support for EDIFACT with additional XML attributes describing interchange characteristics gleaned from the UNA and UNB segments. It also provides for recognition of the TA1 segment used in ANSI X12 envelopes.

Posted by Nicanor 2006-09-08

EDIReader-3.9 released

EDIReader provides a simple way to integrate EDI data into a Java application. By implementing the necessary SAX and JAXP interfaces, the EDI parser can be used as a specialized XML parser. Therefore, EDI data can be accessed with XML tools like XSLT and JDOM without an expensive and proprietary EDI translator. The GPL version includes support for ANSI X.12 and EDIFACT.

Included in the 3.9 release is a benchmark program that reports EDIReader high performance under various degrees of multi-threading and with large interchanges.... read more

Posted by Nicanor 2006-06-25

EDIReader 3.6 with new EDIFACT features

EDIReader provides seamless integration of EDI documents into a Java system. It implements the SAX interfaces used by XML parsers, allowing parsed EDI structures to be manipulated with XSLT or Java just as you would with XML documents. In other words, you can apply powerful and inexpensive XML tools to your EDI data and in many cases avoid the cost and overhead of a proprietary EDI product. EDIReader supports both ANSI X12 and UN/EDIFACT standards, and with optional document-specific plugins can recognize the nested segment groups within EDI source documents.... read more

Posted by Nicanor 2006-01-27

EDIReader 3.5 released

EDIReader is an open source parser for ANSI X.12 and EDIFACT EDI documents. By implementing the the same SAX interfaces used by Java XML parsers, it allows you to apply a wide variety of XML tools to process your EDI data as an alternative to proprietary EDI translators. For example, you can use XSLT to transform your EDI content as you would XML data. You can also access your EDI data using the JDOM API, or capture your EDI data as XML. With optional EDI plugins, EDIReader recognizes the nested segment groupings within an EDI document.... read more

Posted by Nicanor 2005-12-21

EDIReader 3.4 released

EDIReader integrates EDI documents with Java systems by parsing ANSI X.12 and EDIFACT. It implements the SAX interfaces which allow direct coupling with XSLT, JDOM, and other XML tools. The 3.4 release is compatible with EDIWriter and provides for generation of X.12 functional acknowledgements as a by-product of parsing X.12 interchanges. See http://www.BerryWorksSoftware.com

Posted by Nicanor 2005-09-27

EDIReader 3.2 released

EDIReader translates EDI documents (ANSI X12 and EDIFACT) into XML by implementing the SAX interfaces, allowing for easy embedding within Java applications and direct integration with XSLT, JDOM, and other XML tools. The 3.2 release includes a handy formatting tool that produces a line-oriented display of raw EDI files using indention to reflect the interchange, group, and document structures. With optional plugins for specific document types, the display also highlights the nested segment groups internal to the documents. See http://www.BerryWorksSoftware.com

Posted by Nicanor 2005-03-26

EDIReader-3.1 Released with JDOM support

EDIReader parses ANSI X.12 and EDIFACT as an XML parser parses XML, allowing EDI interchanges to be transformed with XSLT or accessed as a JDOM document. In addition to the JDOM support, illustrated with a sample program, this release also include a plugin for the Application Advice (824) transaction set of ANSI X.12.

EDIReader parses EDI analogous to the way a conventional SAX parser parses XML, calling an arbitrary JAXP ContentHandler with elements and attributes as if it were parsing XML. Therefore, XSLT transformations and DOM-based tools can be applied directly to EDI input. In many cases, EDIReader and an XSLT stylesheet provide a lightweight and open source alternative to conventional EDI mapper/translators. An optional plugin for a transaction set allows the parser to reflect internal segment looping structures not visible in the raw EDI data.

Posted by Nicanor 2004-08-27

EDIReader 3.0.2 released

EDIReader parses EDI input from ANSI X.12 and EDIFACT, supporting Java JAXP/SAX XML interfaces with a custom implementation of an "XML" parser to allow direct transformation of EDI data with XSLT stylesheets. This release includes plugins for the internal segment groups of the EDIFACT MSCONS and UTILMD messages used by European utility companies, and the ANSI X.12 835 transaction set specified by HIPAA for the US health care industry.... read more

Posted by Nicanor 2004-05-22

EDIReader 3.0.1 released

This 3.0.1 release of EDIReader includes a plugin for the ANSI X12 835 Health Care Claim Payment Advice used by HIPAA, and an example of EDIReader used with EDIFACT.

EDIReader parses EDI input from ANSI X12 and EDIFACT, including documents for HIPAA compliance. It supports Java JAXP/SAX XML interfaces with a custom implementation of an "XML" parser, allowing direct transformation of EDI data with XSLT stylesheets.

Posted by Nicanor 2004-05-10

EDIReader 3.0 with HIPAA support

This 3.0 release of EDIReader accomodates the nested segment looping structure present in the ANSI 837 Health Care Claim and other X12 transactions. A plugin is included for the 837, simplifying mapping via XSLT.

EDIReader is a Java package for parsing business documents structured according to Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standards. It supports the SAX and JAXP interfaces defined for XML, making it suitable for use in any XML-based system that allows the configuration of a custom SAX parser.... read more

Posted by Nicanor 2004-05-01

EDIReader 2.0.2 Release

EDIReader is a SAX parser for EDI-structured data, allowing direct transformation of EDI structures via XSLT in the same way that XML documents are transformed.

This release provides tested compatibility with Saxon XSLT 2.0.

Posted by Nicanor 2004-04-18

EDIReader 2.0.1 Release

EDIReader 2.0.1 supports the generation of ANSI X12 Functional Acknowledgments as a byproduct of interchange parsing. This feature does not interfere with the use of EDIReader as an XML SAX parser in order to apply XSLT stylesheets directly to EDI data.

This release include a simple program demonstrating functional acknowledgments, along with other programs demonstrating XML-based processing applied to EDI data.

Posted by Nicanor 2004-04-10

EDIReader 2.0 Beta Released

EDIReader is a Java package for parsing business documents structured according to Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standards. It supports the SAX and JAXP interfaces defined for XML, making it suitable for use in any XML-based system that allows the configuration of a custom SAX parser.

EDIReader parses EDI analogous to the way a conventional SAX parser parses XML, calling an arbitrary JAXP ContentHandler with elements and attributes as if it were parsing XML. Therefore, XSLT transformations and DOM-based tools can be applied directly to EDI input. In many cases, EDIReader and an XSLT stylesheet provide a lightweight and open source alternative to conventional EDI mapper/translators.... read more

Posted by Nicanor 2004-04-03