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X12 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgment

X12 Release 4010

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Purchase Order Acknowledgment Transaction Set (855) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide for customary and established business and industry practice relative to a seller's acknowledgment of a buyer's purchase order. This transaction set can also be used as notification of a vendor generated order. This usage advises a buyer that a vendor has or will ship merchandise as prearranged in their partnership.

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Overview
ISA
-
Interchange Control Header
Max use 1
Required
GS
-
Functional Group Header
Max use 1
Required
heading
detail
PO1 Loop
GE
-
Functional Group Trailer
Max use 1
Required
IEA
-
Interchange Control Trailer
Max use 1
Required
ISA

Interchange Control Header

RequiredMax use 1

To start and identify an interchange of zero or more functional groups and interchange-related control segments

Example
ISA-01
I01
Authorization Information Qualifier
Required

Code to identify the type of information in the Authorization Information

00
No Authorization Information Present (No Meaningful Information in I02)
ISA-02
I02
Authorization Information
Required
String (AN)
Min 10Max 10

Information used for additional identification or authorization of the interchange sender or the data in the interchange; the type of information is set by the Authorization Information Qualifier (I01)

ISA-03
I03
Security Information Qualifier
Required

Code to identify the type of information in the Security Information

00
No Security Information Present (No Meaningful Information in I04)
ISA-04
I04
Security Information
Required
String (AN)
Min 10Max 10

This is used for identifying the security information about the interchange sender or the data in the interchange; the type of information is set by the Security Information Qualifier (I03)

ISA-05
I05
Interchange ID Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Qualifier to designate the system/method of code structure used to designate the sender or receiver ID element being qualified

Codes
ISA-06
I06
Interchange Sender ID
Required
String (AN)
Min 15Max 15

Identification code published by the sender for other parties to use as the receiver ID to route data to them; the sender always codes this value in the sender ID element

ISA-07
I05
Interchange ID Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Qualifier to designate the system/method of code structure used to designate the sender or receiver ID element being qualified

Codes
ISA-08
I07
Interchange Receiver ID
Required
String (AN)
Min 15Max 15

Identification code published by the receiver of the data; When sending, it is used by the sender as their sending ID, thus other parties sending to them will use this as a receiving ID to route data to them

ISA-09
I08
Interchange Date
Required
YYMMDD format

Date of the interchange

ISA-10
I09
Interchange Time
Required
HHMM format

Time of the interchange

ISA-11
I10
Interchange Control Standards Identifier
Required

Code to identify the agency responsible for the control standard used by the message that is enclosed by the interchange header and trailer

U
U.S. EDI Community of ASC X12, TDCC, and UCS
ISA-12
I11
Interchange Control Version Number
Required

This version number covers the interchange control segments

00401
Draft Standards for Trial Use Approved for Publication by ASC X12 Procedures Review Board through October 1997
ISA-13
I12
Interchange Control Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 9Max 9

A control number assigned by the interchange sender

ISA-14
I13
Acknowledgment Requested
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code sent by the sender to request an interchange acknowledgment (TA1)

0
No Acknowledgment Requested
1
Interchange Acknowledgment Requested
ISA-15
I14
Usage Indicator
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code to indicate whether data enclosed by this interchange envelope is test, production or information

I
Information
P
Production Data
T
Test Data
ISA-16
I15
Component Element Separator
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 1

Type is not applicable; the component element separator is a delimiter and not a data element; this field provides the delimiter used to separate component data elements within a composite data structure; this value must be different than the data element separator and the segment terminator

>
Component Element Separator

Functional Group Header

RequiredMax use 1

To indicate the beginning of a functional group and to provide control information

Example
GS-01
479
Functional Identifier Code
Required

Code identifying a group of application related transaction sets

PR
Purchase Order Acknowledgement (855)
GS-02
142
Application Sender's Code
Required
String (AN)
Min 2Max 15

Code identifying party sending transmission; codes agreed to by trading partners

GS-03
124
Application Receiver's Code
Required
String (AN)
Min 2Max 15

Code identifying party receiving transmission. Codes agreed to by trading partners

GS-04
373
Date
Required
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD

GS-05
337
Time
Required
HHMM, HHMMSS, HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD format

Time expressed in 24-hour clock time as follows: HHMM, or HHMMSS, or HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD, where H = hours (00-23), M = minutes (00-59), S = integer seconds (00-59) and DD = decimal seconds; decimal seconds are expressed as follows: D = tenths (0-9) and DD = hundredths (00-99)

GS-06
28
Group Control Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 9

Assigned number originated and maintained by the sender

GS-07
455
Responsible Agency Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 2

Code used in conjunction with Data Element 480 to identify the issuer of the standard

T
Transportation Data Coordinating Committee (TDCC)
X
Accredited Standards Committee X12
GS-08
480
Version / Release / Industry Identifier Code
Required

Code indicating the version, release, subrelease, and industry identifier of the EDI standard being used, including the GS and GE segments; if code in DE455 in GS segment is X, then in DE 480 positions 1-3 are the version number; positions 4-6 are the release and subrelease, level of the version; and positions 7-12 are the industry or trade association identifiers (optionally assigned by user); if code in DE455 in GS segment is T, then other formats are allowed

004010
Draft Standards Approved for Publication by ASC X12 Procedures Review Board through October 1997

Heading

ST
010
Heading > ST

Transaction Set Header

RequiredMax use 1

To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number

Example
ST-01
143
Transaction Set Identifier Code
Required

Code uniquely identifying a Transaction Set

  • The transaction set identifier (ST01) used by the translation routines of the interchange partners to select the appropriate transaction set definition (e.g., 810 selects the Invoice Transaction Set).
855
Purchase Order Acknowledgment
ST-02
329
Transaction Set Control Number
Required
Numeric (N)
Min 4Max 9

Identifying control number that must be unique within the transaction set functional group assigned by the originator for a transaction set

BAK
020
Heading > BAK

Beginning Segment for Purchase Order Acknowledgment

RequiredMax use 1

To indicate the beginning of the Purchase Order Acknowledgment Transaction Set and transmit identifying numbers and dates

Example
BAK-01
353
Transaction Set Purpose Code
Required

Code identifying purpose of transaction set

00
Original
BAK-02
587
Acknowledgment Type
Required

Code specifying the type of acknowledgment

NA
No Acknowledgment Needed
BAK-03
324
Purchase Order Number
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 22

Identifying number for Purchase Order assigned by the orderer/purchaser

Usage notes

Original Purchase Order – BEG03 from the 850 PO

BAK-04
373
Date
Required
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD

  • BAK04 is the date assigned by the purchaser to purchase order.
Heading end

Detail

PO1 Loop
RequiredMax 100000
PO1
010
Detail > PO1 Loop > PO1

Baseline Item Data

RequiredMax use 1

To specify basic and most frequently used line item data

  • PO102 is required.
Example
PO1-01
350
Assigned Identification
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 20

Alphanumeric characters assigned for differentiation within a transaction set

  • PO101 is the line item identification.
Usage notes

Sequential number to distinguish this line detail within the transaction set.

PO1-06
235
Product/Service ID Qualifier
Required

Code identifying the type/source of the descriptive number used in Product/Service ID (234)

  • PO106 through PO125 provide for ten different product/service IDs per each item. For example: Case, Color, Drawing No., U.P.C. No., ISBN No., Model No., or SKU.
PL
Purchaser's Order Line Number
PO1-07
234
Product/Service ID
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 48

Identifying number for a product or service

Usage notes

Original Purchase Order Line Number – PO101 from the 850 PO.

ACK Loop
RequiredMax >1
ACK
270
Detail > PO1 Loop > ACK Loop > ACK

Line Item Acknowledgment

RequiredMax use 1

To acknowledge the ordered quantities and specify the ready date for a specific line item

Example
If either Quantity (ACK-02) or Unit or Basis for Measurement Code (ACK-03) is present, then the other is required
ACK-01
668
Line Item Status Code
Required

Code specifying the action taken by the seller on a line item requested by the buyer

Usage notes

EDI 855 Release for shipment status (AR) is a second status after the initial mandatory line acceptance IA status. Both statuses IA and AR can be send in the same file, however IA status must precede the AR
The status IA indicates there is enough stock for the line item and the line item can be fulfilled, while on receiving the second 855 with AR status prevents customer to cancel the line item through the web site. In case customer wants to cancel a line item after AR status is received by Walmart.com, the customer has to call customer service.

AR
Item Accepted and Released for Shipment
IA
Item Accepted
ID
Item Deleted
IH
Item on Hold
R1
Item Rejected, Not a Contract Item
R2
Item Rejected, Invalid Item Product Number
R4
Item Rejected, Contract Item not Available
ACK-02
380
Quantity
Optional
Decimal number (R)
Min 1Max 15

Numeric value of quantity

Usage notes

Used to indicate quantity not available, only if the ACK01 element is “R4”. Used to indicate quantity released for shipment, only if the ACK01 element is “AR”

ACK-03
355
Unit or Basis for Measurement Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code specifying the units in which a value is being expressed, or manner in which a measurement has been taken

ACK Loop end
PO1 Loop end
Detail end

Summary

CTT Loop
RequiredMax >1
CTT
010
Summary > CTT Loop > CTT

Transaction Totals

RequiredMax use 1

To transmit a hash total for a specific element in the transaction set

  • The number of line items (CTT01) is the accumulation of the number of PO1 segments. If used, hash total (CTT02) is the sum of the value of quantities ordered (PO102) for each PO1 segment.
Example
CTT-01
354
Number of Line Items
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 6

Total number of line items in the transaction set

CTT Loop end
SE
030
Summary > SE

Transaction Set Trailer

RequiredMax use 1

To indicate the end of the transaction set and provide the count of the transmitted segments (including the beginning (ST) and ending (SE) segments)

Example
SE-01
96
Number of Included Segments
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 10

Total number of segments included in a transaction set including ST and SE segments

SE-02
329
Transaction Set Control Number
Required
Numeric (N)
Min 4Max 9

Identifying control number that must be unique within the transaction set functional group assigned by the originator for a transaction set

Summary end

Functional Group Trailer

RequiredMax use 1

To indicate the end of a functional group and to provide control information

Example
GE-01
97
Number of Transaction Sets Included
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 6

Total number of transaction sets included in the functional group or interchange (transmission) group terminated by the trailer containing this data element

GE-02
28
Group Control Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 9

Assigned number originated and maintained by the sender

Interchange Control Trailer

RequiredMax use 1

To define the end of an interchange of zero or more functional groups and interchange-related control segments

Example
IEA-01
I16
Number of Included Functional Groups
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 5

A count of the number of functional groups included in an interchange

IEA-02
I12
Interchange Control Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 9Max 9

A control number assigned by the interchange sender

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