Create an EDI Account

What is an EDI account?

Your EDI Account is the entity that represents your company in Orderful. It is identified by a unique combination of ISA ID and ISA ID Qualifier. Exchanging transactions with a Trading Partner requires you to connect your EDI Account to that of your Trading Partner by establishing a Partnership.
When setting up Orderful, you will be required to create at least one EDI Account. You can manage your EDI Account(s) from the EDI Accounts page.

Your EDI account in Orderful

When creating an EDI account, you will be asked to provide the following information:

  • EDI Account Name: The name of your company in Orderful. This name is shown to your Trading Partners.
  • Live ISA ID: This is a unique ID that you'll use to trade with your Trading Partners. ISA IDs have a max length of 15 characters.
  • Live ISA ID Qualifier: This is a unique Qualifier that you'll use to indicate the type of ISA ID for live data.
  • Test ISA ID: This is a unique ID that you'll use to trade EDI data with your Trading Partners. ISA IDs have a max length of 15 characters. We recommend using the same ISA ID for both live and test data.
  • Test ISA ID Qualifier: This is a unique qualifier that you'll use to indicate the type of ISA ID for test data.
  • X12 Data Element Separator Character: The character that is used to define where an X12 element is split. If you don’t know what this is, it is best to use the default.
  • X12 Segment Terminator Character: The character that is used to define where an X12 segment line ends. EDI Translators need this character to properly read the X12 data. If you don’t know what this is, it is best to use the default.
  • X12 Component Element Separator Character: The character that is used to define where any component elements in the document are separated. EDI Translators need this character to properly read the X12 data. If you don’t know what this is, it is best to use the default.

For more information on ISA IDs and Qualifiers see Understand the ISA ID and Qualifier.


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