868 Electronic Form Structure

Functional Group MT

X12C Communications and Controls Subcommittee

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Electronic Form Structure Transaction Set (868) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide a structure for transfer of EDI standards, or portions thereof in an electronic form. These EDI standards include but are not limited to: ANSI X12 standards, approved ASC-X12 draft standards for trial use, UN/EDIFACT standard messages, and industry EDI conventions and guidelines. It is intended to provide users with the following: The ability to send and receive EDI standards data which can be used to update application or translation software. The ability to exchange data maintenance information with trading partners about transaction sets, segments, elements and codes that will be used for EDI transmissions. The ability to transmit complete or partial EDI standards or conventions.

Heading

Position
Segment
Name
Max use
  1. To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number

  2. To provide the information related to all of the values for this instance of the electronic form of the X12 standards

  3. To provide information related to the data maintenance request number in the electronic form of the X12 standards

  4. To provide information related to the interchange order table of the control segments for the electronic form of the X12 standards

  5. To provide a free-form format that allows the transmission of text information

  6. E10 Loop Optional
    Repeat 1000
    1. To provide information grouping of transaction sets by transaction ID and functional ID for the electronic form of the X12 standards

    2. To provide the list of segments in a transaction set for the electronic form of the X12 standards

  7. E20 Loop Optional
    Repeat 1000
    1. To provide for grouping the data elements by segment ID value for the electronic form of the X12 standards

    2. To provide the detail information for the data element relationships in a segment or composite for the electronic form of the X12 standards

    3. To provide the detail information related to the sequence of the data elements in a segment or composite for the electronic form of the X12 standards

  8. E41 Loop Optional
    Repeat 2000
    1. To provide for grouping the data elements by composite ID value for the electronic form of the X12 standards

    2. To provide the detail information for the data element relationships in a segment or composite for the electronic form of the X12 standards

    3. To provide the detail information related to the sequence of the data elements in a segment or composite for the electronic form of the X12 standards

  9. E30 Loop Optional
    Repeat 2000
    1. To provide the data element attributes for the electronic form of the X12 standards

    2. To provide appendix information for the electronic form of the X12 standards

    3. To specify quantity information

      This quantity is the total number of code values for a particular data element after the current update is applied.
    4. E34 Loop Optional
      Repeat 100000
      1. To provide the code list values of a data element for the electronic form of the X12 standards

      2. To provide description information related to the electronic form of the X12 standards

      3. To provide appendix information for the electronic form of the X12 standards

  10. E40 Loop Optional
    Repeat 10000
    1. To transmit information relative to comments and notes within the X12 standards

    2. To provide information related to the data maintenance request number in the electronic form of the X12 standards

    3. To provide description information related to the electronic form of the X12 standards

  11. 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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