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.EDI File Extension

File TypeElectronic Data Interchange File

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What is an EDI file?

An EDI file is a data file formatted using one of several Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standards. It contains structured data stored in a plain text format and is used for transferring business data between multiple organizations. EDI files are designed to reduce errors, cost, and processing time associated with postal mail, email, and faxes.

More Information

EDI files may be saved in various standards. Several common EDI formats are listed below:

  • cXML
  • xCBL
  • ebXML
  • CSV
  • ANSI X12
  • EDIFICE (Information Technology)
  • EDITRANS (Transportation)
  • ETIS (Telecommunications)

Since several EDI standards exist, no single program is designed to open all EDI files. Therefore, the programs below are not guaranteed to open all EDI files. When sending and EDI file, the sender should always confirm the receiving organization is using the same EDI standard.

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Programs that open EDI files

Updated 8/15/2019

About EDI Files

Our goal is to help you understand what a file with a *.edi suffix is and how to open it.

The Electronic Data Interchange file type, file format description, and Mac and Windows programs listed on this page have been individually researched and verified by the FileInfo team. We strive for 100% accuracy and only publish information about file formats that we have tested and validated.

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