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What is a 868 - Electronic Form Structure document?

The 868 EDI document type is an electronic version of a paper Electronic Form Structure. Standard EDI formats include X12, ANSI, EDIFACT and its subsets. The 868 EDI document type is used to provide a structure for EDI standards or portions of EDI standards in an electronic format. It is intended to provide users with the ability to send and receive standard data and use it to update application and translation software.

What makes up the 868 - Electronic Form Structure document?

An EDI 868 - Electronic Form Structure 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 documents being updated, old version or new version. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 868 Electronic Form Structure. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 868 - Electronic Form Structure.

How is a 868 - Electronic Form Structure used?

The 868 EDI document is sent by a trading partner when there is a change in the EDI standards that are used. After the 868 Electronic Form Structure is received by the trading partner, a 997 Functional Acknowledgment is sent back from the receiver indicating that the 868 Electronic Form Structure was successfully received.

How is a 868 - Electronic Form Structure 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.