EDI 893 Specification:
This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Item Information Request Transaction Set (893) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used by distributors and brokers to request complete item information from the manufacturers, suppliers, brokers, or agents. The item information will be returned using the Item Maintenance Transaction Set (888). This transaction set can be used also to request product activity. The product activity will be returned using the Product Activity Data Transaction Set (852).
Accredited Standards Committee X12. ASC X12 Standard [Table Data].
Data Interchange Standards Association, Inc., Falls Church, VA.