What is a 997 - Functional Acknowledgment document?

The 997 EDI document type is an electronic version of a paper Functional Acknowledgement. Standard EDI formats include X12, ANSI, EDIFACT and its subsets. The 997 EDI document type is used to acknowledge receipt of an EDI document.

What makes up the 997 - Functional Acknowledgment document?

An EDI 997 - Functional Acknowledgment 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 a 997 Functional Acknowledgement. There are an infinite number of possibilities available for a company to include data on an 997 - Functional Acknowledgment.

How is a 997 - Functional Acknowledgment used?

The 997 EDI document is sent after a trading partner received a document to notify the sender that they have received the document that was sent.

How is a 997 - Functional Acknowledgment 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.

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