File conversions from one format to another industry accepted standard can be performed. These formats must be clearly defined up front and cannot change afterwards, unless a new request at additional cost is received.
The file conversion layer is either created at the customer or at destination and is outside the file transfer process. Preference would be at the customer as each may have a unique requirement that needs to be fulfilled and that would also simplify the process and prevent multiple of these instances of conversions at destination.
The following is an example of how mapping would take place:
The following are the actions that will take place during this function:
- Obtain the layout of the input file
- Obtain the layout of the output file
- Map the fields from the input file to the fields in the output file
- Write a program to perform the mapping electronically
- Test and implement