The help file installed with BizTalk Server 2010 includes incorrect information for segment terminator and suffix.
The default value is "~" if the type is Char, and 7e if the type is Hex. This data element cannot be left empty. If you do, you will receive an error "Specify a valid value for the separator". The segment terminator is set along along with a suffix setting.
Select the type of the Segment terminator (either Char or Hex), and then enter a single character for the separator. This character indicates the end of an EDI segment. In an X12 interchange, the segment terminator is defined as the character in the last character position of the ISA segment.
The default value is “~” if the type is Char, and 7e if the type is Hex.
You can not leave this data element empty.
This element is limited to the values in the ASCII character set. This property is not validated against the X12 character set defined in the General page.
Select the Suffix to be used with the Segment identifier, either None, CR (carriage return - Hex D), LF (line feed - Hex A), or CR LF (carriage return/line feed 0D 0A).
If you designate a Suffix, the Segment terminator data element can not be empty.
The following are ways to configure all combinations in theuser interface:
1. Segment Terminator set (for example ~, A or D) plus Suffix - None/CR/LF/CRLF.
2. Segment Terminator not set blank, Suffix set to None - When you apply the setting, the error is "Specify a valid value for the separator".
3. Segment Terminator is blank, Suffix set to CR - To configure this, set Segment Terminator = D (hex) and Suffix = None.
4. Segment Terminator is blank, Suffix set to LF - To configure this, set Segment Terminator = A (hex) and Suffix = None.
5. Segment Terminator is blank, Suffix set to CR LF - To configure this, set Segment Terminator = D (hex) and Suffix = LF in User Inter. face. Essentially, CR and LF are split into Segment Terminator and Suffix.
The default remains the same for Segment terminator = ~ and Suffix = None.
NOTE: "Character set and separator" user interface displays Char by default. To see the Hex value select Hex from the dropdown and the previously entered Hex value will be displayed.
Article ID: 2723596 - Last Review: 21 Jun 2012 - Revision: 1