EDI – Required Fields and Elements

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EDI Transactions
EDI transactions have required and situational/optional segments. Within a required segment you may have required and situational/optional elements. My question is, do all values within a required element must be implemented/used or is it possible to use some (but not all) values within that required element?

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No, just because a segment is required doesn’t necessarily mean that every element MUST be present. If you don’t have a segment with at least 1 element in it, your process will bomb.

For example, on an Outbound Invoice 810, the IT1 segment which is the detail line may be a required segment, but that doesn’t mean you have to map all 25 elements. You can map 1 or 2 if that’s all you & your trading partner agree upon.

If you’re mapping an Inbound 810 and they are sending a required PO1 segment for the detail, you must map at least 1 element or the whole thing will blow up.

~SR~

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