The import module is designed to import a pre-defined ASCII file to create PO orders. It is intended to provide an easy way for developers to create add-on solutions for creating purchase orders. This includes, but is not limited to, EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), E-Commerce and using a notebook computer or portable device to capture off-line purchase orders. Since a third party developer does not need to know how to update various different files that are required to create PO orders, the task is easy to accomplish.
Not only does this relieve the developers to interface with Elliott’s Btrieveâ or Micro Focusâ ISAM files, it also simplifies the task to create an import ASCII file by requiring only the vendor number and item number in the ASCII file. For other fields, the system will honor the information in the ASCII file or if a field is left blank a default value is assumed. Therefore, a developer only needs to populate a few important fields that are relevant to its application without needing to know the meaning of every field. The formatted ASCII file layout is included in the later portion of this document.
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