File Extension Library

.EDI File Extension

  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Text

What are .EDI files and how to open them?

Can't open .EDI file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .EDI file.

What is a .EDI file extension?

.EDI file extension has been classified as Data Files. The format of .EDI file is Text

.EDI is Electronic Data Interchange File

Data file formatted using one of several Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standards; contains structured data stored in a plain text format; designed for transferring data between multiple organizations.

Several common EDI formats are listed below:

  • cXML
  • xCBL
  • ebXML
  • CSV
  • ANSI X12
  • EDIFICE (Information Technology)
  • EDITRANS (Transportation)
  • ETIS (Telecommunications)

NOTE: Since several EDI standards exist, no single program is designed to open all EDI files. Therefore, the programs below are not guaranteed to open all EDI files. When sending and EDI file, the sender should always confirm the receiving organization is using the same EDI standard.

List of all softwares that can open the Electronic Data Interchange File
Microsoft Excel 2016
Progress Stylus Studio
Etasoft Extreme Translator
Etasoft EDI Validator
Microsoft Excel 2016

How to fix problems with .EDI files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .EDI files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .EDI file format
  2. You need to check the .EDI file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)