996 File Transfer
Functional Group FT
X12C Communications and Controls Subcommittee
This X12 Transaction Set 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 accommodate internal applications. The transaction set is solely intended for the exchange of formatted electronic accounting machine (EAM), 80 column card images.
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
To transmit identifying numbers, dates, and other basic data relating to the transaction set
To transmit a fixed-format record or matrix contents
To indicate the end of the transaction set and provide the count of the transmitted segments (including the beginning (ST) and ending (SE) segments)