EDI 188 Educational Course Inventory

Functional Group EC

X12F Finance Subcommittee

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Educational Course Inventory Transaction Set (188) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. This transaction set can be used by schools and school districts and by postsecondary educational institutions to request and to transmit information about educational courses that are currently being offered or that have been offered in the past by the school, school district or postsecondary institution.


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

  2. To indicate the type of educational record or information being requested or being sent and to specify conditions under which it is being requested or was sent

  3. N1 Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 2
    1. To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

      The N1 loop indicates the sending and receiving institutions.
    2. To specify additional names

    3. To specify the location of the named party

    4. To specify the geographic place of the named party

    5. To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

  4. CSE Loop Mandatory
    Repeat >1
    1. To provide information on an educational course

      The CSE loop indicates information about the educational course.
    2. To specify any or all of a date, a time, or a time period

    3. To provide supplemental information on a course or a particular instance of a course

    4. To specify identifying information

      The REF segment provides an additional identifier by which an educational course is known.
    5. To provide a free-form format that allows the transmission of text information

  5. 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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