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EDI 864

EDI 864 Text Message:

The EDI 864 Transaction Set is the electronic equivalent of a Text Message. This transaction is designed for the transmission of various communications in a human-readable form, rather than for computer processing.

Information transmitted via the 864 may include simple messages, contracts, explanations, etc. An 864 document includes:
  • Message date and time
  • Recipient identifying information (to ensure the message is delivered properly)
  • Free-form message text
Because of the free-form text format, the 864 is a very flexible transaction. This allows companies to use it for a variety of purposes, such as sending notifications to vendors, suppliers or other trading partners.

The 864 transaction was designed for one-time communications. However, some businesses have adopted its use for regular, periodic communications of certain information for which no other specific transaction set exists, such as for providing updated store or distribution center location information.

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EDI 864 Format:

ISA*00*          *00*          *12*4405197800     *01*999999999      *111219*1731*-*00406*000143287*0*P*>
MSG*                         ABC CORP EDI INVOICE ERRORS      EDIT DATE:2011-12-18*NP
MSG* TXT NBR: 999994627                REPORTED TO:              EDIT TIME:18:44:52*SS
MSG*                                1 EDI SOURCE*SS
MSG*                             SENDER ID: 4405197800*SS
MSG*        PAID.*SS
MSG*  999999                ED05  INVALID STORE NUMBER RECEIVED*SS

EDI 864 Specification:

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data content of the Text Message Transaction Set (864) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide users with a capability to electronically move messages, contracts, explanations, and other one-time communications. It is the intent of this transaction set to provide electronic communication (messages) for people, not for computer processing. The use of the transaction set to transmit quasi or unique transaction set standards is discouraged. The use of the Text Message transaction set demands of the sender certain detailed information about the recipient. The transaction set's purpose is to provide communication to the recipient in some human-readable form. The recipient's network will dictate what capabilities are available for delivery of the information. It is the responsibility of the sender to obtain this information and include it in the transmission.

Accredited Standards Committee X12. ASC X12 Standard [Table Data].
Data Interchange Standards Association, Inc., Falls Church, VA.

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