Cotton Incorporated's Engineered Fiber Selection® (EFS®) Cotton Communicator™ program provides options to create Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) files from three different input file types and uses the data to create EDI files.

Input file types supported are Cotton Communicator™ software formatted ASCII files, flat ASCII files with fixed length data fields, and 4010 856 EDI documents created by the Cotton Communicator™ program. The EDI files output are in ANSI X12 856 Loading/Shipping Notice version 4010 format.

EDI files sent to cotton mills in this format are easily imported into EFS® System MILLNet™ programs and databases using a third party EDI import program.


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