What is EDI Tools for .NET C# library

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EDI Tools for .NET is a software development kit for .NET 6.0, .NET Core and .NET Framework, which makes it straightforward to parse, generate, validate, acknowledge, split, customize, or in other words, programmatically manipulate EDI files. It is written in C# and is distributed as a DLL file (also available as NuGet package).

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EDI Tools for .NET does not provide any communication components (AS2 or SFTP, for example), has no dashboard or UI, and is not a full end-to-end EDI solution.


Compatibility with .NET

.NET 5.0 & .NET 6.0

Supports: macOS, Linux, Windows. Includes support for cloud hosting including AWS and Azure

.NET Core 2.1 and above

Supports: macOS, Linux, Windows. Includes support for cloud hosting including AWS and Azure

.NET Framework 4 and above

Supports: Windows, Azure

NuGet package targets

The NuGet package targets the following versions:

  • .NET Framework 4.0 / 4.5 / 4.72
  • .NET Core 2.1 / 3.1
  • .NET 5.0 / 6.0


Get started

To get started with EDI Tools for .NET you can:

  1. If you prefer to play around, download a collection of C# examples that cover the full functionality of the product (requires Visual Studio). Includes a demo project to translate EDI or flat files straight away.

  2. Create a new project from scratch
  3. Head on to the step-by-step tutorial., for a more learn-by-doing approach.


Serial Key

To use EDI Tools for .NET you need a valid serial key. The serial key will be sent to the email address you used when ordering a plan for EdiFabric. The trial comes with a serial key that is valid for 14 days.

The serial key is applied programmatically, using the following code:

EdiFabric.SerialKey.Set("Valid Serial Key");

If you can't find your serial key or don't know how to apply it, contact us for assistance.


Supported EDI Standards

EDI Tools for .NET currently supports all message types for the X12, EDIFACT, HL7, and NCPDP (SCRIPT and Telecommunications) EDI standards, the German automotive standard VDA, as well as custom formatted flat files (delimited, positional, or a mixture of both).

Each message type/transaction set is represented by what we call an "EDI Template", and you can learn more about EDI templates here.

The following EDI templates are available out of the box, however, if you can't find a particular transaction, please let us know.:

EdiFabric EDI Templates

For an interactive view of all templates go to EdiNation (no registration is required).

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