Electronic Data Interchange is a standard for B2B communication between trading partners used for transmitting information relevant to procurement, sales, and logistics. Within the context of a traceability program, Advance Ship Notices can be communicated via EDI and would be configured to include the KDE’s and CTE’s that are needed to understand the movement of products that will be traced.
Our ASN process is a little different than the traditional one. Instead of pushing a map out to senders we allow you to go online and complete a one type mapping. You tell us which EDI field and selector matches up with the required information. This is completed by loading a sample file and identifying each component. Where fields are required you ask, see here. After the map is complete we complete the connection by exchange certificates and AS2 Identifiers.
Instructions for Setup Navigating to the AS2 Configuration in FoodLogiQ Connect
After you login to your account within connect.foodlogiq.com, click on the cog wheel/gear icon in the top right to access the Settings menu, then select “Integrations”.
Step 1: AS2 Configuration begins with an exchange of identifiers and public certificates.
- Type in your AS2 identifier in the first field
- Example below: “Tyler Farms SHA1”
- To load your public certificate you will need to click on Select File on the right side of the page, locate your file, click upload. Your filename will then be shown in the second field next to “Your Public Certificate”.
- Example below: “TYLER FARMS-AS2 CONNECTOR.cer”
Once you’ve entered the above information, click the “Save Configuration” button. A message will appear at the top of the page indicating that your AS2 configuration has been received and is being processed. You will receive an email once complete to the address indicated in the “Send Error Notifications To: ” field.
Next, you’ll want to Download FoodLogiQ’s Public Certificate and make note of the FoodLogiQ Receiving URL that is listed within Step 1.
- Receiving URL: http://as2-server.foodlogiq.com/as2connector/pub/ReceiveFile.rsb
- FoodLogiQ AS2 Identifier: FOODLOGIQ
After you complete Step 1, you will then see the next step appear on the page “Step 2 – Upload a Sample EDI Document”. This is where you will complete the mapping section. Since we don’t require a specific format for your ASN, you can use an existing format that your company already generates for a similar purpose. Obtain a copy of one of those files, and upload the sample within this step. You will then tell us which selector and fields in your EDI file map to our required attributes.
After you upload your sample, you will then see a preview of the default fields we are looking for and our attempt to identify the correct EDI Field and EDI Selector from your file.
Note: if your customer is requesting additional fields, such as poNumber to also be included with your shipping event, you will need to add an additional field, and specify the EDI Field and EDI Selector that it relates to in your sample file.
Review the preview to confirm that you have mapped the fields appropriately and there are zero errors in the “FoodLogiQ Shipping Event” on the right.
Once complete click “Save Mapping” within Step 3. Now, simply wait for your email notification indicating that your configuration is complete, and then you are ready to begin submitting data!