As a rule, the containerizer generates the UNB segment. However, if the UNB segment is to be influenced in an Edifact document, the UNB segment must be triggered in the corresponding mapping with a rule record and the desired data element must be operated with a mapping rule. The remaining UNB data elements are then created/operated by the containerizer.


The default setting of the syntax version number is 3. The EDIFACT containerizer in eBiss checks the syntax version number. If it is greater 3, the date format in the UNB segment will be adapted. In addition, a * is set in UNA segment instead of a space. Finally, you must ensure that the outgoing Edifact document corresponds to the syntax version according to ISO 9735:1998

In the requested case, you need a mapping rule like in this snapshot:

UNB Segment im Mapping

UNB Segment in mapping

eBiss 3 - EDI-Konverter

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A highlight is the reversed separation between Mapping Editor and Debugger. If you have now loaded a message into a mapping, you can see the effects of changes to the mapping directly live. The menu point for applying the mapping rules to a message is located under the ► Debugging ► Apply Mapping menu item.

Display and edit variables

When debugging, the global source and target frame variables, as well as the variables individually set in the mapping, are displayed. The source frame variables can be changed in the Mapping Debugger to test live here as well.

Start second mapping without file caching

The target object, which was filled when applying the debugging of the mapping, can now directly start the second mapping and becomes the output object for the next (manual) conversion step. So far, you had to save a middleware XML file, open the second mapping in the debugger, and load that file again.

In the future, eBiss 3 offers the button “Debugging” above the target object: Here, as before, the target object can be saved as a file, or the subsequent mapping can be selected.