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What is a 242 - Data Status Tracking document?

The 242 EDI document type contains information regarding the Data Status Tracking (242) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. Standard EDI formats include X12, ANSI, EDIFACT and its subsets.

What makes up the 242 - Data Status Tracking document?

An EDI 242 - Data Status Tracking document is organized into segment and data elements. A segment can contain at least one data element. Each data element contains a data field. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 242 data Status Tracking document. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 242 - Data Status Tracking.

How is a 242 - Data Status Tracking used?

The purpose of the 242 Data Status Tracking document is it is the vehicle by which the transmission status information is conveyed by a service request handler to the interchange sender, interchange receiver, or both; it can be used to provide status information regarding interchange as it flows. This document can be used to provide status information regarding interchange as it flows from an interchange sender through one or more service request handlers to an interchange receiver during its transmission cycle. Additionally, the 242 Data Status Tracking document can be used to by the interchange sender or interchange receiver to request from a service request handler ad hoc or periodic reports containing status information regarding interchanges.

How is a 242 - Data Status Tracking processed?

An EDI solution is required to process the EDI documents received into an ERP or accounting system or into a readable format for manual entry. Each trading partner will have an EDI Implementation guide outlining the specific segments, data elements, values accepted, and the applicable business rules to be followed.

eBridge Connections has pre-built maps for all EDI transaction documents including 850 purchase orders, 810 invoices, and 856 advance shipping notices.