What is an EDI 997?

The EDI 997 is a X12 transaction set for a Functional Acknowledgment that is used to confirm the receipt of a transaction or group of transactions. The EDI 997 provides information such as:

  • Transaction type being acknowledged
  • Group control number
  • Acknowledgment statues (e.g. accepted, rejected, or errored)
  • Number of transaction sets, received transactions, and accepted transactions

Benefits of Implementing the EDI 997

Implementing the EDI 997 is often a requirement of retailers, carriers, and other entities that send or receive EDI transactions. You may want to receive them as well, as this is a way to track your transactions and verify that they were received and accepted. This allows the reduction of guesswork in your EDI and serves to save time in your business processes.

EDI 997 Workflow

An EDI 997 is used to confirm the receipt of inbound and outbound transactions. This transaction is transmitted for almost all retailer, grocery, and transportation EDI transactions.

EDI 997 Example

ISA|00|          |00|          |08|123456789     |ZZ|SUPPLYPIKE      |123456|1234|U|00401|000012345|0|P|-
GS|FA|123456789|SUPPLYPIKE|20181207|1445|1234|X|004010
ST|997|0001
AK1|SW|123456
AK2|945|0001
AK5|A
AK9|A|1|1|1
SE|6|0001
GE|8|20430
IEA|1|000012345
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