JD Edwards E-text Templates
The first of these unknown templates is the E-text Template. These are Word Templates used to transform an XML output into plain text.
JD Edwards usually interacts with many other systems through TXT or CSV files. This template allows you to build without having to modify the code of the UBE, which might be useful in some cases. Web services are a popular topic today, and might take over plain files in the near future. For now however, we still rely on them for various things.
Let’s take a look at how to use E-text templates. E-text templates work by converting the XML output from JDE into a plain file using a BI Publisher template, which is an RTF file with special characteristics (not your usual RTF template). In the sample folder that comes with BI Publisher desktop, you will find a sample of this template, which looks like the picture below.