Creating ASCII Flat Files

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You can create ASCII flat files manually or automatically using the command line arguments and Windows Scheduler. Read more in:

Using the Command Line Arguments (CLI)
Running the Application via Scheduler

Before creating ASCII flat files, make sure all settings are defined correctly. The following options can be defined:

The directory where you want to save the resulting files. See Configuring Program Options.


Follow the instructions below to create ASCII flat file(s) from EDI file(s).

1.Open an EDI file or directory containing the EDI files in the HIPAA Enrollment Master. Read more in Processing a Benefit Enrollment File, Working through an Entire Directory.
The "Open" button
The "Open Directory" menu
2.Select the "ASCII" option in the "Output Mode" block.
The "ASCII File" option
3.Click on the "Run" button.
The "Run" buttons
4.The "Processing Results" window displays the report. You can find the resulting XLS, XLSX or ODS files in the specified folder.
The "Processing Results" window
5.Open the resulting file to view the data.
A single record as ASCII flat file

The HIPAA Enrollment Master uses a tab ASCII(9) delimited flat file with CarriageReturn/Linefeed ASCII(10) and ASCII(13) as line end. The first line contains column names, the second and all following lines list the information.