There are four major sets of EDI standards:
- The UN-recommended UN/EDIFACT is the only international standard and is predominant outside of North America.
- The US standard ANSI ASC X12 (X12) is predominant in North America.
- The TRADACOMS standard developed by the ANA (Article Numbering Association) is predominant in the UK retail industry.
- The ODETTE standard used within the European automotive industry
Also known as Message Implementation Guidelines'.
- . Recently there has been a move towards using some of the many Internet protocols for transmission, but most EDI is still transmitted using a VAN.
- . AS2 (Applicability Statement 2) is a specification about how to transport data securely and reliably over the Internet. Security is achieved by using digital certificates and encryption.
As more trading partners use the Internet for transmission, standards have emerged. In 2002, the IETF published RFC 3335, offering a standardized, secure method of transferring EDI data via e-mail. On July 12th, 2005, an IETF working group ratified RFC4130 for MIME-based HTTP EDIINT (aka. AS2) transfers, and is preparing similar documents for FTP transfers (aka. AS3). While some EDI transmission has moved to these newer protocols the providers of the value-added networks remain active.
* 1 Order Series (ORD) * 2 Materials Handling Series (MAT) * 3 Tax Services Series (TAX) * 4 Warehousing Series (WAR) * 5 Financial Series (FIN) * 6 Government Series (GOV) * 7 Manufacturing Series (MAN) * 8 Delivery Series (DEL) * 9 Engineering Management & Contract Series (ENG) * 10 Insurance/Health Series (INS) * 11 Miscellaneous ANSI X12 Transactions Series (MIS) * 12 Mortgage Series (MOR) * 13 Product Services Series (PSS) * 14 Quality and Safety Series (QSS) * 15 Student Information Series (STU) * 16 Transportation o 16.1 Air and Motor Series (TAM) o 16.2 Ocean Series (TOS) o 16.3 Rail Series (TRS) o 16.4 Automotive Series (TAS)
Order Series (ORD) 180 Return Merchandise Authorization and Notification 290 Cooperative Advertising Agreements 810 Invoice 816 Organizational Relationships 832 Price/Sales Catalog 850 Purchase Order 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgment 856 Ship Notice/Manifest 857 Shipment and Billing Notice 860 Purchase Order Change Request - Buyer Initiated 865 Purchase Order Change Acknowledgment/Request - Seller Initiated 875 Grocery Products Purchase Order 876 Grocery Products Purchase Order Change 877 Manufacturer Coupon Family Code Structure 880 Grocery Products Invoice 881 Manufacturer Coupon Redemption Detail 885 Retail Account Characteristics 887 Coupon Notification 888 Item Maintenance  Materials Handling Series (MAT) 511 Requisition 517 Material Obligation Validation 527 Material Due-In and Receipt 840 Request for Quotation 843 Response to Request for Quotation 845 Price Authorization Acknowledgment/Status 847 Material Claim 851 Asset Schedule 878 Product Authorization/De-authorization 879 Price Information 893 Item Information Request  Tax Services Series (TAX) 149 Notice of Tax Adjustment or Assessment 151 Electronic Filing of Tax Return Data Acknowledgment 152 Statistical Government Information 155 Business Credit Report 157 Notice of Power of Attorney 170 Revenue Receipts Statement 521 Income or Asset Offset 540 Notice of Employment Status 813 Electronic Filing of Tax Return Data 826 Tax Information Exchange  Warehousing Series (WAR) 883 Market Development Fund Allocation 884 Market Development Fund Settlement 886 Customer Call Reporting 891 Deduction Research Report 940 Warehouse Shipping Order 943 Warehouse Stock Transfer Shipment Advice 944 Warehouse Stock Transfer Receipt Advice 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice 947 Warehouse Inventory Adjustment Advice 990 Response to a Load Tender  Financial Series (FIN) 248 Account Assignment/Inquiry and Service/Status 810 Invoice 811 Consolidated Service Invoice/Statement 812 Credit/Debit Adjustment 818 Commission Sales Report 819 Operating Expense Statement 820 Payment Order/Remittance Advice 821 Financial Information Reporting 822 Account Analysis 823 Lockbox 824 Application Advice 827 Financial Return Notice 828 Debit Authorization 829 Payment Cancellation Request 831 Application Control Totals 859 Freight Invoice 980 Functional Group Totals  Government Series (GOV) 105 Business Entity Filings 150 Tax Rate Notification 151 Electronic Filing of Tax Return Data Acknowledgment 152 Statistical Government Information 153 Unemployment Insurance Tax Claim or Charge Information 154 Uniform Commercial Code Filing 175 Court and Law Enforcement Notice 176 Court Submission 185 Royalty Regulatory Report 195 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) License Application 256 Periodic Compensation 280 Voter Registration Information  Manufacturing Series (MAN) 196 Contractor Cost Data Reporting 830 Planning Schedule with Release Capability 844 Product Transfer Account Adjustment 846 Inventory Inquiry/Advice 849 Response to Product Transfer Account Adjustment 852 Product Activity Data 861 Receiving Advice/Acceptance Certificate 866 Production Sequence 867 Product Transfer and Resale Report 869 Order Status Inquiry 870 Order Status Report 894 Delivery/Return Base Record 895 Delivery/Return Acknowledgment or Adjustment  Delivery Series (DEL) 219 Logistics Service Request 220 Logistics Service Response 222 Cartage Work Assignment 223 Consolidators Freight Bill and Invoice 224 Motor Carrier Summary Freight Bill Manifest 225 Response to a Cartage Work Assignment 250 Purchase Order Shipment Management Document 853 Routing and Carrier Instruction 854 Shipment Delivery Discrepancy Information 856 Ship Notice/Manifest 857 Shipment and Billing Notice 858 Shipment Information 862 Shipping Schedule 882 Direct Store Delivery Summary Information  Engineering Management & Contract Series (ENG) 196 Contractor Cost Data Reporting 501 Vendor Performance Review 503 Pricing History 504 Clauses and Provisions 536 Logistics Reassignment 561 Contract Abstract 567 Contract Completion Status 568 Contract Payment Management Report 620 Excavation Communication 625 Well Information 650 Maintenance Service Order 805 Contract Pricing Proposal 806 Project Schedule Reporting 836 Procurement Notices 838 Trading Partner Profile 839 Project Cost Reporting 841 Specifications/Technical Information 871 Component Parts Content 896 Product Dimension Maintenance  Insurance/Health Series (INS) 100 Insurance Plan Description 112 Property Damage Report 148 Report of Injury, Illness or Incident 186 Insurance Underwriting Requirements Reporting 252 Insurance Producer Administration 255 Underwriting Information Services 267 Individual Life, Annuity and Disability Application 268 Annuity Activity 270 Eligibility, Coverage or Benefit Inquiry 271 Eligibility, Coverage or Benefit Information 272 Property and Casualty Loss Notification 273 Insurance/Annuity Application Status 274 Health Care Provider Information 275 Patient Information 276 Health Care Claim Status Request 277 Health Care Claim Status Notification 278 Health Care Services Review Information 288 Wage Determination 362 Cargo Insurance Advice of Shipment 500 Medical Event Reporting 820 Premium Payments 834 Benefit Enrollment and Maintenance 835 Health Care Claim Payment/Advice 837 Health Care Claim 924 Loss or Damage Claim - Motor Vehicle 925 Claim Tracer 926 Claim Status Report and Tracer Reply 928 Automotive Inspection Detail  Miscellaneous ANSI X12 Transactions Series (MIS) 101 Name and Address Lists 159 Motion Picture Booking Confirmation 242 Data Status Tracking 814 General Request, Response or Confirmation 815 Cryptographic Service Message 864 Text Message 868 Electronic Form Structure 996 File Transfer 997 Functional Acknowledgment 998 Set Cancellation  Mortgage Series (MOR) 197 Real Estate Title Evidence 198 Loan Verification Information 199 Real Estate Settlement Information 200 Mortgage Credit Report 201 Residential Loan Application 202 Secondary Mortgage Market Loan Delivery 203 Secondary Mortgage Market Investor Report 205 Mortgage Note 206 Real Estate Inspection 260 Application for Mortgage Insurance Benefits 261 Real Estate Information Request 262 Real Estate Information Report 263 Residential Mortgage Insurance Application Response 264 Mortgage Loan Default Status 265 Real Estate Title Insurance Services Order 266 Mortgage or Property Record Change Notification 833 Mortgage Credit Report Order 872 Residential Mortgage Insurance Application  Product Services Series (PSS) 140 Product Registration 141 Product Service Claim Response 142 Product Service Claim 143 Product Service Notification 180 Return Merchandise Authorization and Notification 244 Product Source Information 889 Promotion Announcement  Quality and Safety Series (QSS) 138 Testing Results Request and Report 249 Animal Toxicological Data 285 Commercial Vehicle Safety and Credentials Information Exchange 286 Commercial Vehicle Credentials 842 Nonconformance Report 848 Material Safety Data Sheet 863 Report of Test Results  Student Information Series (STU) 130 Student Educational Record (Transcript) 131 Student Educational Record (Transcript) Acknowledgment 135 Student Loan Application 139 Student Loan Guarantee Result 144 Student Loan Transfer and Status Verification 146 Request for Student Educational Record (Transcript) 147 Response to Request for Student Educational Record (Transcript) 188 Educational Course Inventory 189 Application for Admission to Educational Institutions 190 Student Enrollment Verification 191 Student Loan Pre-Claims and Claims 194 Grant or Assistance Application  Transportation  Air and Motor Series (TAM) 104 Air Shipment Information 106 Motor Carrier Rate Proposal 107 Request for Motor Carrier Rate Proposal 108 Response to a Motor Carrier Rate Proposal 110 Air Freight Details and Invoice 204 Motor Carrier Load Tender 210 Motor Carrier Freight Details and Invoice 211 Motor Carrier Bill of Lading 212 Motor Carrier Delivery Trailer Manifest 213 Motor Carrier Shipment Status Inquiry 214 Transportation Carrier Shipment Status Message 215 Motor Carrier Pick-up Manifest 216 Motor Carrier Shipment Pick-up Notification 217 Motor Carrier Loading and Route Guide 218 Motor Carrier Tariff Information 250 Purchase Order Shipment Management Document 251 Pricing Support 601 U.S. Customs Export Shipment Information 602 Transportation Services Tender 715 Intermodal Group Loading Plan 920 Loss or Damage Claim - General Commodities  Ocean Series (TOS) 109 Vessel Content Details 300 Reservation (Booking Request) (Ocean) 301 Confirmation (Ocean) 303 Booking Cancellation (Ocean) 304 Shipping Instructions 309 U.S. Customs Manifest 310 Freight Receipt and Invoice (Ocean) 311 Canadian Customs Information 312 Arrival Notice (Ocean) 313 Shipment Status Inquiry (Ocean) 315 Status Details (Ocean) 317 Delivery/Pickup Order 319 Terminal Information 322 Terminal Operations and Intermodal Ramp Activity 323 Vessel Schedule and Itinerary (Ocean) 324 Vessel Stow Plan (Ocean) 325 Consolidation of Goods In Container 326 Consignment Summary List 350 U.S. Customs Status Information 352 U.S. Customs Carrier General Order Status 353 U.S. Customs Events Advisory Details 354 U.S. Customs Automated Manifest Archive Status 355 U.S. Customs Acceptance/Rejection 356 U.S. Customs Permit to Transfer Request 357 U.S. Customs In-Bond Information 358 U.S. Customs Consist Information 361 Carrier Interchange Agreement (Ocean)  Rail Series (TRS) 161 Train Sheet 404 Rail Carrier Shipment Information 410 Rail Carrier Freight Details and Invoice 414 Rail Carhire Settlements 417 Rail Carrier Waybill Interchange 418 Rail Advance Interchange Consist 419 Advance Car Disposition 420 Car Handling Information 421 Estimated Time of Arrival and Car Scheduling 422 Shipper's Car Order 423 Rail Industrial Switch List 425 Rail Waybill Request 426 Rail Revenue Waybill 429 Railroad Retirement Activity 431 Railroad Station Master File 432 Rail Deprescription 433 Railroad Reciprocal Switch File 434 Railroad Mark Register Update Activity 435 Standard Transportation Commodity Code Master 436 Locomotive Information 437 Railroad Junctions and Interchanges Activity 440 Shipment Weights 451 Railroad Event Report 452 Railroad Problem Log Inquiry or Advice 453 Railroad Service Commitment Advice 455 Railroad Parameter Trace Registration 456 Railroad Equipment Inquiry or Advice 460 Railroad Price Distribution Request or Response 463 Rail Rate Reply 466 Rate Request 468 Rate Docket Journal Log 470 Railroad Clearance 475 Rail Route File Maintenance 485 Ratemaking Action 486 Rate Docket Expiration 490 Rate Group Definition 492 Miscellaneous Rates 494 Rail Scale Rates  Automotive Series (TAS) 120 Vehicle Shipping Order 121 Vehicle Service 124 Vehicle Damage 125 Multilevel Railcar Load Details 126 Vehicle Application Advice 127 Vehicle Baying Order 128 Dealer Information 129 Vehicle Carrier Rate Update 160 Transportation Automatic Equipment Identification 163 Transportation Appointment Schedule Information
X12 to EDIFACT
X12 is used in the USA but most of the rest of the world uses the EDIFACT transaction sets.