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X12 Release 004010

868 Electronic Form Structure

Functional Group MT

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

Sequence
Segment
Name
Max use
010
Transaction Set HeaderMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
020
Electronic Form Main HeadingMandatory
Max 1
To provide the information related to all of the values for this instance of the electronic form of the X12 standards
030
Data Maintenance Information
Max 100
To provide information related to the data maintenance request number in the electronic form of the X12 standards
040
Interchange Order of Segments
Max 100
To provide information related to the interchange order table of the control segments for the electronic form of the X12 standards
045
Message Text
Max 1000
To provide a free-form format that allows the transmission of text information
E10 Loop
Repeat 1000
050
Transaction Set Grouping
Max 1
To provide information grouping of transaction sets by transaction ID and functional ID for the electronic form of the X12 standards
055
Segment Order in Transaction Set
Max 1000
To provide the list of segments in a transaction set for the electronic form of the X12 standards
E20 Loop
Repeat 1000
080
Segment Header Information
Max 1
To provide for grouping the data elements by segment ID value for the electronic form of the X12 standards
090
Data Element Relationships in a Segment
Max 100
To provide the detail information for the data element relationships in a segment for the electronic form of the X12 standards
E24 Loop
Repeat 100
100
Data Element Sequence in a Segment
Max 1
To provide the detail information related to the sequence of the data elements in a segment for the electronic form of the X12 standards
110
Element Sequence in Composite
Max 100
To provide the detail information related to the sequence of the subelements in a composite data element (segment) for the electronic form of the X12 standards
E30 Loop
Repeat 2000
120
Data Element Attributes
Max 1
To provide the data element attributes for the electronic form of the X12 standards
130
Appendix Information
Max 10
To provide appendix information for the electronic form of the X12 standards
135
Quantity
Max 1
To specify quantity information
This quantity is the total number of code values for a particular data element after the current update is applied.
E34 Loop
Repeat 100000
140
Code List Values for a Data Element
Max 1
To provide the code list values of a data element for the electronic form of the X12 standards
150
Description
Max 20
To provide description information related to the electronic form of the X12 standards
160
Appendix Information
Max 5
To provide appendix information for the electronic form of the X12 standards
E40 Loop
Repeat 10000
170
EDI Standards Note Reference
Max 1
To transmit information relative to comments and notes within the X12 standards
180
Data Maintenance Information
Max 100
To provide information related to the data maintenance request number in the electronic form of the X12 standards
190
Description
Max 1000
To provide description information related to the electronic form of the X12 standards
200
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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Stedi is a registered trademark of Stedi, Inc. Stedi's EDI Reference and Mapping Guides are provided for marketing purposes and are free of charge. All names, logos, and brands of third parties listed on our site are trademarks of their respective owners (including “X12”, which is a trademark of X12 Incorporated). Stedi, Inc. and its products and services are not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with these third parties. Our use of these names, logos, and brands is for identification purposes only, and does not imply any such endorsement, sponsorship, or affiliation.