EDI 996 Segments and Elements for the File Transfer Standard

AgencySet IDFGTransaction DescriptionSubcommitteeStandard
ANSI996FTFile Transfer GovernmentDownload

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The EDI 996 Segments and Elements

SegmentDescriptionSectReqMax LoopMax UsagePos
BGFBeginning Segment For File Transfer InformationHM011
K3File InformationHM09999992

SegmentElementDescriptionReqMin LengthMax LengthType
BGF1Transaction Set Identifier CodeO33ID
BGF2Reference Identification QualifierM23ID
BGF3Reference IdentificationM150AN
K31Fixed Format InformationM180AN
K32Record Format CodeO12ID
K33Unit Or Basis For Measurement CodeO22ID
K36Unit Or Basis For Measurement CodeO22ID
K39Unit Or Basis For Measurement CodeO22ID
K312Unit Or Basis For Measurement CodeO22ID
K315Unit Or Basis For Measurement CodeO22ID

Official Definition:
Data contents of the File Transfer Transaction Set (996) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. This transaction set can be used to transmit file information in formats agreed to by the sending and receiving parties. This transaction set is not intended to replace or bypass the use of existing X12 transaction sets to accommodate internal applications. The transaction set is solely intended for the exchange of formatted electronic accounting machine (EAM), 80 column card images.

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