Data Translations

Infor Enterprise Collaborator (IEC) runtime provides built-in functionality for data translations. The M3 database stores translation data, which is managed by the M3 programs Business Message Data. Displ (CRS881) and Business Message Data .Translate (CRS882).

Data translation is normally required between an in-house system and an external system. Data translation allows the string data going to (outbound) or received from (inbound) systems to be translated from one value to another.

For example, between two partnering companies, the same things can have different representations, such as units of measure codes. One company uses a string data code STK, while the partner company uses the string data code PCS. Both codes refer to the same single unit of measure which means "styck" for Swedish and "pieces" for English.