August 15, 2023

Scenario: Extracting data from an EDIFACT message – Docs for ESB 6.x

Scenario: Extracting data from an EDIFACT message

This scenario applies only to a subscription-based Talend solution.

This scenario describes a simple Job that reads the EDIFACT structure of an input
UN/EDIFACT Customs Cargo (CUSCAR) message file, and extracts data according to the
schema definition. The extract data is displayed on the Run console and sent to an XML file.

  • Drop the following components from the Palette onto the design workspace: tExtractEDIField, tLogrow, and

  • Connect the components using Row >
    Main connections.

  • Double-click tExtractEDIField to display its
    Basic settings view and define its


In this use case, the input schema is stored in the Metadata node of the Repository
tree view for easy retrieval. For further information concerning metadata, see

Talend Studio User Guide

  • Select Repository from the Property Type list, and then click the three-dot
    button next to the field that appears to open the [Repository Content] dialog box.

  • In the [Repository Content] dialog box,
    select the desired metadata item, cuscar in this use case,
    and click OK.

  • In the EDI parameters area, fill the
    EDI filename field with the full path to
    the input EDIFACT message file.

    In this use case, the input file is

  • Select the Ignore new line check box to skip
    the carriage return characters in the input file during data processing.

  • As all the other parameters are automatically retrieved, simply leave them as
    they are.

  • Double-click the tFileOutputXML component to
    show its the Basic settings view.

  • Fill the File Name field with the full path
    to the output XML file you want to generate.

    In this use case, the output XML is

  • Leave the other parameters as they are.

  • Save your Job and press F6 to run it.

    The defined data in the input EDIFACT CUSCAR message file is retrieved,
    displayed on the console, and written into the output XML file.


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