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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.

xmlLinguist 850 map
xmlLinguist IDE with the 850 map loaded

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:

850.ltm

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.