EDI 864 Text Message

The EDI 864 Transaction Set is the electronic equivalent of a text message. This transaction is designed for the transmission of various communications in a human-readable form versus using computer processing. Information transmitted via the 864 could include;

  • Read Messages
  • Explanations
  • Contracts

An 864 document includes:

  • Message Date And Time
  • Recipient Identifying Information
  • Free-Form Message Text

With the free-form text format, the 864 is known to be a flexible transaction. It allows companies to use EDI 864 for many different purposes, which includes vendor, supplier, or trading partner notifications. The 864 transaction was specifically implemented to be a one-time communication. Despite that, there’s a handful of businesses that have adopted it for regular use, especially for communication when other EDI transaction codes don’t exist.

EDI 864 Format

ISA*01*0000000000*01*0000000000*ZZ*ABCDEFGHIJKLMNO*ZZ*123456789012345*101127*1719*U*00400*000003438*0*P*>
GS*TX*4405197800*999999999*20111219*1731*503*X*004060
ST*864*000000974
BMG*18*999994627
MIT*999994627**80*55
MSG* ABC CORP EDI INVOICE ERRORS EDIT DATE:2011-12-18*NP
MSG* TXT NBR: 999994627 REPORTED TO: EDIT TIME:18:44:52*SS
MSG* 1 EDI SOURCE*SS
MSG* SENDER ID: 4405197800*SS
MSG* THE FOLLOWING INVOICES HAVE BEEN REJECTED DUE TO*DS
MSG* VIOLATION(S) OF THE ABC CORP MAPPING SPECIFICATIONS.*SS
MSG* YOU MUST CORRECT AND RETRANSMIT UTILIZING THE SAME INVOICE*SS
MSG* NUMBER WITHIN 5 BUSINESS DAYS. OTHERWISE, THESE REJECTED*SS
MSG* INVOICES WILL BE DELETED FROM OUR SYSTEM AND WILL NOT BE*SS
MSG* PAID.*SS
MSG* INVOICE NUMBER E R R O R M E S S A G E*DS
MSG* 999999 ED05 INVALID STORE NUMBER RECEIVED*SS
SE*19*000000974
GE*1*503
IEA*1*000143287

EDI 864 Speficiations

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data content of the Text Message Transaction Set (864) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to provide users with a capability to electronically move messages, contracts, explanations, and other communications that are meant to only be one time. The purpose of this transaction set is to provide electronic communication (messages) for people, not for computer processing.
The use of the transaction set to transmit quasi or unique transaction set standards is not recommended. The use of the Text Message transaction set requires the sender to include detailed information about the recipient. The transaction set’s purpose is to provide communication to the recipient in some type of form that can be read by humans. The recipient’s network will dictate what capabilities are available for delivery of the information. It is the responsibility of the sender to obtain this information and ensure it’s included in transmissions.
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