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What is a 893 - Item Information Request document?

The 893 EDI document type is an electronic version of a paper Item Information Request. Standard EDI formats include X12, ANSI, EDIFACT and its subsets. The 893 EDI document type is used by distributors and brokers to request complete item information from manufacturers, suppliers, brokers, or agents.

What makes up the 893 - Item Information Request document?

An EDI 893 - Item Information Request 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 893 Item Information Request. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 893 - Item Information Request.

How is a 893 - Item Information Request used?

The 893 Item Information Request is sent by a distributor or broker when item information is needed. After the 893 Item Information Request is received, a 997 Functional Acknowledgment is sent back from the transportation provider indicating that the Item Information Request was successfully received. The supplier or manufacturer will then respond with an 888 Item Maintenance document.

How is a 893 - Item Information Request 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.