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ANSI X12 Manual Overview and Usage Guidelines ANSI X12 Manual is the ultimate source for the EDI standards. It is a large thick book with over 1500 pages of EDI transaction-set, segment and data element references. ANSI X12 is also available on a CD-ROM in PDF format. ANSI X12 reference manual can be purchased on Read More →

EDIFACT Messages

EDIFACT Messages List and Structure EDIFACT messages are viewed in the context of the UN/EDIFACT (the United Nations rules for Elec­tronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport) – a set of internationally agreed standards, directo­ries, and guidelines for the electronic interchange of structured data, between independent computerized information systems. The EDIFACT standard was developed by Read More →

EDIFACT segment

EDIFACT Segment Definition EDIFACT Segment is a collection of logically-related data elements in a fixed, defined sequence. Today’s post gives deeper understanding of a segment. As we have spoken before, EDIFACT provides a hierarchical structure for messages. EDIFACT messages begin with the Message Header (UNH) Segment and end with the Message Trailer (UNT) Segment. These two Read More →


EDIFACT: History and Organizational Structure EDIFACT is an acronym for EDI For Administration, Commerce and Transport. It coordinates international standardization by working through the UN/ECE (United Nations/Economic Commission for Europe). EDIFACT standards are mostly used in Europe. This post will introduce general terms and organizational concepts necessary to understand proper usage of the standard. As we have Read More →