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X12 Release 008010

868 Electronic Form Structure

Functional Group MT

This X12 Transaction Set 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 Transaction Sets, 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, composite data structures, 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
0100
Transaction Set HeaderMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
0200
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
0300
Data Maintenance Information
Max 100
To provide information related to the data maintenance request number in the electronic form of the X12 standards
0400
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
0450
Message Text
Max 1000
To provide a free-form format that allows the transmission of text information
E10 Loop
Repeat 1000
0500
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
0550
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
0800
Segment Header Information
Max 1
To provide for grouping the data elements by segment ID value for the electronic form of the X12 standards
0900
Data Element Relationships in a Segment or Composite
Max 100
To provide the detail information for the data element relationships in a segment or composite for the electronic form of the X12 standards
1000
Data Element Sequence in a Segment or Composite
Max 100
To provide the detail information related to the sequence of the data elements in a segment or composite for the electronic form of the X12 standards
E41 Loop
Repeat 2000
1060
Composite Header Information
Max 1
To provide for grouping the data elements by composite ID value for the electronic form of the X12 standards
1120
Data Element Relationships in a Segment or Composite
Max 100
To provide the detail information for the data element relationships in a segment or composite for the electronic form of the X12 standards
1180
Data Element Sequence in a Segment or Composite
Max 100
To provide the detail information related to the sequence of the data elements in a segment or composite for the electronic form of the X12 standards
E30 Loop
Repeat 2000
1200
Data Element Attributes
Max 1
To provide the data element attributes for the electronic form of the X12 standards
1300
Appendix Information
Max 10
To provide appendix information for the electronic form of the X12 standards
1350
Quantity Information
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
1400
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
1500
Explanation
Max 20
To provide description information related to the electronic form of the X12 standards
1600
Appendix Information
Max 5
To provide appendix information for the electronic form of the X12 standards
E40 Loop
Repeat 10000
1700
EDI Standards Note Reference
Max 1
To transmit information relative to comments and notes within the X12 standards
1800
Data Maintenance Information
Max 100
To provide information related to the data maintenance request number in the electronic form of the X12 standards
1900
Explanation
Max 1000
To provide description information related to the electronic form of the X12 standards
2000
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 Specifications 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.