EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgment
What is the EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgment transaction set?
The EDI 997 Functional Acknowledgment describes the syntax-level acknowledgment of the receipt of an X12 functional group. Functional groups are analogous to batches of like documents, i.e. purchase orders, invoices, etc. Each functional group contains one or more transaction sets. It confirms to a sender that a receiver has received the EDI transactions successfully. Note that the 997 response does not indicate the trading partner agrees with the contents of the transaction or that the transaction meets business requirements.
The acknowledgment contains an acceptance or rejection notification. Trading partners may choose to supply more detailed EDI 997s describing individual elements that contain syntax errors when rejections occur.
Example of EDI 997 Transaction in PilotFish Data Mapper (click to enlarge)
For more on PilotFish’s EDI tools and resources, go to Building an X12 EDI Interface in 10 Easy Steps, X12 EDI Data Mapping, EDI HIPAA X12 Transaction Summary and X12 EDI Healthcare Supply Chain Transaction Summary.
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X12, chartered by the American National Standards Institute for more than 35 years, develops and maintains EDI standards and XML schemas.