EDI 896 Product Dimension Maintenance

Functional Group QG

X12M Supply Chain Subcommittee

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Product Dimension Maintenance Transaction Set (896) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide information about the physical characteristics of items for use in computerized shelf space management systems.


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

  2. 0100 Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 10
    1. To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

    2. To specify additional names

    3. To specify the location of the named party

    4. To specify the geographic place of the named party

  3. To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

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

  5. To specify pertinent dates and times

  6. To transmit information in a free-form format, if necessary, for comment or special instruction

  7. To specify the geographic area in which a promotion or price is in effect


Max use
  1. 0200 Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 999
    1. To transmit information about the physical characteristics of items

    2. To transmit item image information

    3. To provide information about the physical dimensions of the case

  2. 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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