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What is a 831 - Application Control Totals document?

The 831 EDI document type is an electronic version of a paper Application Control Totals. Standard EDI formats include X12, ANSI, EDIFACT and its subsets. The 831 EDI document type is used to send totals associated with a collection of like transactions, for example, a series of 850 Purchase Order documents.

What makes up the 831 - Application Control Totals document?

An EDI 831 - Application Control Totals document is organized into segment and data elements. A segment can contain at least one data element. Each data element contains a data field. Data elements can include transaction type, transaction number, or total cost, identical to a paper financial information report. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 831 Application Control Totals. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 831 - Application Control Totals.

How is a 831 - Application Control Totals used?

The 831 EDI document is used to send a total for a series of like documents. After the 831 Application Control Totals is received, a 997 Functional Acknowledgment is sent back indicating that the 831 Application Control Totals was successfully received.

How is a 831 - Application Control Totals 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.