In-Flight tool is ASC X12 centric. Enhancements are required to properly display and/or process EDIFACT and VDA documents. Examples of the issues follow:
- 15 character S/R ID limits (EDIFACT allows 30 characters)
- TYPE field only shows the standard for VDA, while EDIFACT and ASC X12 reflect the document
- Reference Number field for VDA messages show the batch ID rather than anything useful from the data, while EDIFACT and ASC X12 reflect the order number or ship-id for DELFOR/830 or DESADV/856.
- multiple S/R IDs for the same partner using VDA requires a work-around of multiple connections. Both ASC X12 and EDIFACT process multiple S/R IDs through a single partner connection. The display shows one S/R ID otherwise for VDA making it very difficult to locate data for a specific ID.