What is EDI?

  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) is the computer-to-computer exchange of business data in standard formats.

  • Information is organized according to a specified format agreed to by both parties, allowing a "hands-off" computer transaction that requires no rekeying on either end.

  • All information contained in an EDI transaction set is, for the most part, the same as on a conventionally printed document.


Example of an EDI Purchase Order

ISA*00*          *00*          *14*0722717110100  *ZZ*9726      *061113*1558*|*00406*000000030*0*P*>~
GS*PO*072271711*9726*20061113*1558*27*X*004060~
ST*850*000000106~
BEG*00*NE*73731260**20061113*5573731260~
CUR*BY*USD~
DTM*038*20061120~
N1*OB**92*5573~
N3*200 N MANNHEIM RD~
N4*HILLSIDE*IL*60162~
REF*DP*028~
REF*3J*0007~
REF*MR*0000061277~
REF*ST*6920~
PO1*0001*210*EA*1.59**VP*119555*SK*384751*UP*052110011957~
PID*F****1 GAL WINTER WARRIOR SOLVENT -30~
PO4**210*EA~
CTT*1*210~
AMT*TT*415.8~
SE*17*000000106~
GE*1*27~
IEA*1*000000030~

Sample EDI Elements

ISA*00*          *00* *14*0722717110100*ZZ*9726
*061113*1558*|*00406*000000030*0*P*>~
GS*PO*072271711*9726*20061113*1558*27*X*004060~

Sender ID
Receiver ID
Date and Time Sent
Control Number

BEG*00*NE*73731260**20061113*5573731260

PO Number
PO Date

PO1*0001*210*EA*1.59**VP*119555*SK*384751*UP*052110011957~
PID*F****1 GAL WINTER WARRIOR SOLVENT -30~

Quantity Ordered
Price
Vendor’s Item Number
UPC Code


Most Common Data Transfer Methods, click here to view diagram.


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