Set Up Message Documentation and Validation With Ease

Often, message documentation is maintained in Excel or Word. However, neither is specifically designed for the need. Trying to keep documentation, message samples, additional materials, and validation tools harmonized with either one is an iteration on end. It is not unusual for the work to take several days. But how to do it differently?

How much time are you using right now for creating a documented message sample?

How much time do you use for creating a mapping form?

What if you could have it in seconds?

Best Way to Set Up Message Documentation

EDI message standards contain several thousands of data elements, of which only a few hundred are needed for a use case. Without automation, limiting the needed set is tedious and difficult, and highly dependent on specialized employees.

Let us assume that you have three good message samples that suit your purpose in different ways, and you wish to generate documentation that covers all of them. Based on samples that you provide, Truugo will create an initial subset for you. Truugo Subset Editor automatically includes elements, segments, and accepted code values that occur at least once in any of the message samples. You are able to manually add any additional segments or elements you need for your use case.

Visual User Interface for Easy Use

Using Truugo platform your requirements are covered on average as 80 % no-code,10 % low-code, and 10 % custom rules.

The no-code interface displays a tree structure, where you can add or remove items, modify item statuses and item repetitions, and set length and format restrictions with a few mouse clicks. For adding dependent requirements, Truugo Subset Editor provides a low-code template, in which the user only needs to feed in a precondition. Integrity requirements and complex rules can be specified using XPath language with a separate Assertion Editor that includes a function library for enabling a faster generation of rules.

Automated Generation of Validation Rules and Supplementary Materials

When the message documentation is created with the Subset Editor, validation rules are created automatically along the way. The total number of rules might be several hundred, and without an automated process, it is impossible to avoid mistakes that slow you down.

Often the creation of an all-encompassing set of detailed validation rules is so tedious, difficult, and expensive, that most companies deliberately choose to maintain a very limited validation process. Truugo Subset Editor makes comprehensive detailed testing available and affordable for even small use cases. Automated generation of validation rules ensures that the validation rules always correspond to the documentation, even after version updates.

Furthermore, the generation of documented message samples and mapping forms can be done with a few mouse clicks in the Subset Editor. This minimizes human error and facilitates and speeds up the documentation process.

Harmonize Routines, Minimize Maintenance Need

Automating as many work phases as possible, and enabling easy implementation of the rest, makes it possible to easily divide and assign responsibilities. When a tool can be used as a shared solution, it allows you to easily unify the documentation and processing practices of your company. In addition, a shared SaaS solution minimizes the maintenance effort. No more user-specific version updates or related problems. The same tool and shared contents are always available for everyone 24/7.


Click to finish – with a few simple mouse clicks and some samples you are able to put together a high-end, easy-to-use validator for any specific use case.

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