Antonio, Have you downloaded the ECM help files from OGS? Among other things, the ECM help identifies all of the ECM files involved in a particular transaction set and which fields need to have data mapped to them. There is a lot of setup work that needs to be done in ECM as well. This includes Trading Partners, Entities, DataDocks, and ECAs. Once you have all the i's dotted and the t's crossed, it works like a charm. Unfortunately, you can develop several grey hairs in the process! I attended SSA's training for ECM about 5 years ago. It was informative, and the student guide has been very useful reference material, but I still wasn't very well equipped to get ECM up and running from scratch. We ended up bringing in a consultant to get the first transaction going. I'm sure SSA's training for ECM has improved in the last five years, but you still may want to seriously consider bringing in a seasoned consultant to get you going. Make sure he's done multiple new implementations of ECM and has set up the particular documents you're needing. I can definitely understand your frustration. Sorry I haven't provided any real specifics in regards to what to set up to get your orders going, but there are so many things involved that it would be very hard to cover them all here in the detail you would need. Best of Luck, Debbie Ivey -----Original Message----- From: Antonio Stroman [mailto:antonio@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Friday, April 04, 2003 3:04 PM To: bpcs-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: ECM Neophite Hello everyone I am pretty new to the AS400 world and even newer to ECM. I am trying to use ECM along with Extol and I have been to training for Extol but I am having the worst time trying to get a class scheduled through SSA GT. I have mapped data from Extol into my BPCS tables but I am stuck on how to get data into BPCS (Sales Orders). I have tried to read all the help information that was available but to no avail. My question is whether or not anyone can lead me in the right direction as far as "getting started' with ECM. This has been very irritating and it is not very productive for me. Anything would help while I try to get a class set up through SSA. I am currently trading through Harbinger's Trustedlink for Windows and I am trying to integrate EDI to the 400 where the transactions that I would like to process are: 850's, 810's, 997's and 856's. TIA Antonio S _______________________________________________ This is the SSA's BPCS ERP System (BPCS-L) mailing list To post a message email: BPCS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx To subscribe, unsubscribe, or change list options, visit: http://lists.midrange.com/mailman/listinfo/bpcs-l or email: BPCS-L-request@xxxxxxxxxxxx Before posting, please take a moment to review the archives at http://archive.midrange.com/bpcs-l.