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Transaction Set
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X12 Release 004020

996 File Transfer

Functional Group FT

This Draft Standard for Trial Use 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.

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Sequence
Segment
Name
Max use
0100
Transaction Set HeaderMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
0200
Beginning Segment for File Transfer InformationMandatory
Max 1
To transmit identifying numbers, dates, and other basic data relating to the transaction set
0300
File InformationMandatory
Max >1
To transmit a fixed-format record or matrix contents
0400
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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