Step 1: Create an xmlLinguist map
The first step to translating a Purchase order in xml to an edi 850 document
is to create an xmlLinguist map that satisfies your version of the 850.
xmlLinguist is the tool that will transform the XML document into the
EDI 850 document.
This is an extremely simple step, especially if you have the 850
specification already. When creating the xmlLinguist map, keep in
mind that xmlLinguist allows you to add hierarchy to your maps, so
we recommend nesting nodes is a logical fashion. For example, the
ST segment should be a child of the GS segment, which is a child of the
ISA segment, etc.
We have a sample 850 created for you, which you can download here:
Review the map and use it as a model for other X12 EDI documents.
You are now ready to move to
Step 2: Use a Stylesheet, if necessary.