Bots 2.0.1

Bots open source EDI translator
Bots is a quite complete translator for EDI (Electronic Data Interchange; edifact; x12). Major EDI data formats supported: edifact, x12, tradacoms, XML.

Full documentation:

Main features:

  • EDI data formats:
  • Bots translates any of these formats to any other of these formats.
  • edifact - all messages (all versions!) are available as download.
  • x12 - all transactions (all versions!) are available as download.
  • tradacoms
  • xml
  • fixed records/flatfile/ASCII
  • csv/delimited
  • sap idoc
  • eancom
  • html: Readable/printable format ('EDI-fax')
  • Communications:
  • pop3 including tls, ssl.
  • smtp including tls, ssl.
  • ftp.
  • File I/O.
  • Database connector (direct communication to database).
  • External communication modules.
  • User scriptable communication.
  • VAN's:
  • We know of connections with eg:
  • x400.
  • IPMail (Btinfonet).
  • InterCommit.
  • Sterling Commerce.
  • Inovis.
  • AS/2:
  • Not directly.
  • Succesfull implementations have been doen with:
  • VAN's offer AS2 services.
  • Plugins for distributable configuration:
  • Easy installation of EDI scenarios.
  • Plugins can be downloaded from this web site.
  • Plugins provide good examples and learning material.
  • Distribution and sharing of configurations by e.g. bots-users, buyers, ERP suppliers or EDI communities.
  • Easy update/patch possible.
  • It is easy to make a plugin current configuration; eg for support purposes or to set-up a back-up installation.
  • Flexible deployment:
  • Bots is web based. Use bots-monitor (GUI) from any workstation in your company.
  • Communication and translation can be manually started, be scheduled or started from eg ERP software.
  • Get notified by mail in case of errors.
  • A lot of flexibility comes from user scripting (form communication, routing etc).
  • Platform independent; works on Windows, Linux, Unix.
  • Bots performs good and stable with heavier loads: big messages, lots of messages, lots of 'runs'.
  • Supported databases: SQLite (default), MySQL, PostgreSQL.
  • Other features:
  • Code conversion, e.g. EAN/UCC-numbers to internal article number.
  • Resend and rereceive edi messages.
  • Partner dependent syntax (especially for x12 transactions).
  • Fully integrated Unicode (character sets).
  • Debug options for setting up EDI connections.

last updated on:
August 11th, 2010, 19:59 GMT
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
developed by:
Bots Developers
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What's New in This Release:
  • Bugfixes and smaller changes.
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