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Submitter

mintz harvey

Description

We are requesting guidance on how to respond, if at all, to an Interchange in which validation encounters a fatal error condition, such as a control character, before the "Acknowledgment Requested" indicator in ISA14 can be read; a similar issue is how to respond, if at all, when a fatal error is encountered before the Interchange Control Number in ISA13 can be read.

Submitter Assigned Keywords

ISA validation

Response

The standards are silent as to what should be done.

Recommendation

In circumstances such as this in which the ISA is so corrupted that a TA1 cannot be generated the only alternative is for a person to review the error and take action based on trading partner agreement. This would usually consist of contacting the sender by phone or e-mail, providing as much identifying information about the interchange as can be determined, and requesting they correct and re-send.
Submission 10/6/2011
Status Date 2/11/2016
Status F - Final
Primary References
Document X12.5
Section3.3.1