996 File Transfer
Functional Group FT
X12C Communications and Controls Subcommittee
This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the 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 accomodate internal applications. The transaction set is solely intended for the exchange of formatted electronic accounting machine (EAM), 80 column card images.
- 010Transaction Set HeaderMandatory->Max 1
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
- 020Beginning Segment for File Transfer InformationMandatory->Max 1
To transmit identifying numbers, dates and other basic data relating to the transaction set
- 030File InformationMandatory->Max >1
To transmit a fixed format record
- 040Transaction Set TrailerMandatory->Max 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).