tEDIFACTtoXML Properties - 6.1

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Component family

XML/Unstructured > EDIFACT



This component reads a United Nations/Electronic Data Interchange For Administration, Commerce and Transport (UN/EDIFACT) message and transforms it into the XML format according to the EDIFACT version and the EDIFACT family.


This component is used to transform an EDIFACT message file into the XML format for better readability to users and compatibility with processing tools.

Basic settings

Schema and Edit Schema

A schema is a row description, it defines the number of fields to be processed and passed on to the next component.

The schema of this component is fixed and read-only, with only one column: document.


EDI filename

Filepath to the EDIFACT message file to be transformed.


EDI version

Select the EDIFACT version of the input file.


Ignore new line

Select this check box to skip carriage returns in the input file.


Die on error

Select this check box to stop Job execution when an error is encountered. By default, this check box is cleared, and therefore illegal rows are skipped and the process is completed for the error free rows.

Advanced settings

tStatCatcher Statistics

Select this check box to gather the Job processing metadata at a Job level as well as at each component level.

Global Variables

ERROR_MESSAGE: the error message generated by the component when an error occurs. This is an After variable and it returns a string. This variable functions only if the Die on error check box is cleared, if the component has this check box.

A Flow variable functions during the execution of a component while an After variable functions after the execution of the component.

To fill up a field or expression with a variable, press Ctrl + Space to access the variable list and choose the variable to use from it.

For further information about variables, see Talend Studio User Guide.


This component is usually linked to an output component to gather the transformation result.