831 Application Control Totals

Functional Group CT

X12F Finance Subcommittee

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data content of the Application Control Totals Transaction Set (831) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to transmit totals associated with a collection of like transactions. The items reported in this transaction set must be of the same transaction set ID code.


Max use
Transaction Set HeaderMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
Beginning SegmentMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the beginning of a transaction set
Date/Time ReferenceOptional
Max 2
To specify pertinent dates and times
One occurrence of the DTM, N9, or TRN segment must be present. The DTM segments are used to provide a start/end date or time range.
Reference IdentificationOptional
Max >1
To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
Max >1
To uniquely identify a transaction to an application
Max 10
To specify quantity information
At least one QTY segment or AMT loop (1/0600) is required.
AMT Loop
Repeat >1
Monetary AmountMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the total monetary amount
Max 1
To specify quantity information
Transaction 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)

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