Ok, some of you have voted already on the current poll regarding the target operating system. Keep on voting!

Next poll will be something about which feature in TC would support you most:
a) Speed of conversion (command line tool)
b) Scriptable backend (e.g. using a Python API)
c) Interactive analytics on messages and manual start of conversion (in a GUI)
d) ... ?

Any ideas for d) e) f) ... ? Mail me!

New Tiny Converter

As you may know, there is a small software paket named "Tinyconv" or "Tiny Converter" - in short "TC". This is a program which can read nearly any EDIFACT message and converts to an output format which looks like ever you want.

Since time passes by, the packet is quite old now and the old sources are not really maintained. Furthermore, there are different versions out there which all are named "tinyconv" or so, but they are quite different. No real good version handling has been done in the past.

Standard D13A

Hi all, you may have noticed that D13A is available since a long time. Sorry for not adding a note on the frontpage.


Hi all,

the D12A is now available. This standard contains 194 messages, 288 qualifiers and 156 segments. Have fun with them :-)

Spam and such - the consequence

What I said in the registration email and in the previous article about spamming was obviously not clear to everyone.

At least not for some trouble maker out there in the internet. On the cost of all who would like to use the platform for information sharing and placing comments to articles, they use it for senseless spam - with a consequence:

I had to close the free registration.

Spam and such

Hi, some of you may have seen it - I removed some "comments". I want to use this post to remember you that I always remove comments which content is obviously advertisings or simply a link to other sites. This site is for talking about EDI/EDIFACT.
It is told to everyone who wants to place such advertising comments here that the work is wasted and for sure unwanted. I'll remove the comments.

D11A is available

oh my god, I cannot believe that another year has been gone. When a new EDIFACT standard comes out, it's just about a year after the previous release. I feel that it was just a few weeks ago.
Anyway, have a look to the D11A. The ranking of the messages did not change the order, but of course the hitcounts increased:

  1. D96A, 30413
  2. D97A, 8450
  3. D93A, 7395

D10A is online

The current D10A is now online. By the way, did you know that the D96A is by far the most clicked standard? Since January, 7 2010, the message list page of D96A has been selected more than 12500 times, followed by D97A with 3200 times and D93A with 2800 times. Did you expect this?

Search option

As you may have noticed, there is a search option on the left side. While the site is completely indexed, there may be faults finding things you may not expect.
Much of the content here on the site is generated automatically which means that there are no static HTML pages or articles. The content is created on demand out of a database.
The search function however does index only static articles (like this one), not the database content.


This is where the EDIFACTORY came from:

Back, somewhere in 1999 (I think it was there), I was faced with EDIFACT at the company I work for. I didn't understand anything of what the people were talking about. They talked about qualifier, segments, fields, messages and that all based on a (optical) cryptic syntax.

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