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How to Analyze an EFT File in Business Central

Jun Wang Profile Picture Jun Wang 4,804 Super User

How to Analyze an EFT File in Business Central

Analyzing an EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer) file in Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central can be crucial for ensuring accurate financial transactions. Here’s a step-by-step guide:

  1. Understand EFT File Structure:

    • EFT files consist of three main parts: Header, Details, and Footer.
  2. Generate a Sample EFT File:

    • Use a familiar vendor (e.g., company XYZ) to create a sample EFT file. This helps you know the expected data and format.
  3. Identify Key Fields:

    • Open the generated EFT file and locate key information, such as the vendor name. This helps in identifying the relevant section in the data exchange definition.
  4. Check Data Exchange Definitions:

    • Navigate to Data Exchange Definitions in Business Central.
    • Find the specific mapping for the details that dictate the layout of your EFT file.
  5. Count Characters for Mapping:

    • If necessary, count characters in the file to understand how data is structured. This can be tedious but is essential for accurate mapping.
  6. Modify Data Exchange Definitions:

    • With a better understanding, update the data exchange definition to correct or improve the field mappings.

Example: Mapping the Payee Name Field

To map the payee name correctly, identify where it appears in the EFT file and adjust the data exchange definition accordingly. For instance, if the default field is not suitable, you might need to change it to reference the remit-to address name.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your EFT files are correctly formatted and all necessary information is accurately included. This process helps maintain the integrity of your financial transactions and compliance with banking requirements.

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