Flat File Definition tool overview

The Flat File Definition (FFD) tool is a set of design time tools that creates flat file definition according to the specifications in a flat file message. FFD is a component within the Infor Enterprise Collaborator (IEC) product.

FFD supports flat file messaging in IEC. IEC uses FFD to process a message and transform a flat file to XML or an XML to a flat file.

Initially, flat file messaging supports conversion of bank messages using banking plug-ins. Later, this feature was extended to become the flat file parser that manages a larger range of flat files in runtime. Starting from IEC release version 2.0, flat file messaging included design time tooling and simplified administration, and configuration of flat file messaging.