EDI Transaction Codes

EDI 820

What is EDI 820?

EDI 820 is the electronic option for sending a Payment Order / Remittance Advice. This EDI transaction notifies the seller that payment from the buyer for good or services rendered has been issued (usually through an Automated Clearing House (ACH) transfer or sometimes via check). EDI 820 helps sellers reconcile their accounts receivables (AR). Like the paper version, EDI 820 usually contains:

A functional acknowledgement contains:

  • Payer and payee identification
  • Invoice number(s)
  • Amounts billed and paid
  • Bank account information
  • Any adjustments to the invoice
Transaction BEFORE

EDI 846



ASC X12 Standard

Transaction AFTER


Sample file

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ISA*00*          *00*          *01*123456789      *12*9999697299     *150524*1200*U*00401*000000001*0*T*>~
N1*PE*Department A*G*656162~
REF*1J*65616202*Department A Greenville UT~
REF*1J*65616202*Department A Greenville UT~
REF*1J*65616203*Department A Greenville UT~
REF*1J*65616203*Department A Greenville UT~

Other things to know about EDI 820

EDI 820 and CTX Format

The Corporate Trade Exchange (CTX) is a type of ACH format that allows for remittance of several invoices simultaneously. CTX format offers companies nearly 10,000 lines of data that can handle roughly 800,000 characters altogether. Before using the CTX in your EDI 820 transaction set, check to make sure your trading partner can handle the CTX format.

EDI 820 vs 823

EDI 823 represents a lockbox, or an arrangement with a bank to streamline the receipt of incoming payments on behalf of an organization’s AR. When payment is received and processed by the seller’s bank, information regarding the deposit, including originating company, monetary amount, batch reference, and date/time posted is issued to the seller through EDI 823.

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Specifies details of accounts receivable open item(s) to be included in the cash application

  • RMR01 element: Code identifying the reference type (e.g. invoice) for RMR02
  • RMR02 element: Unique identifier (e.g. invoice number) for item referenced in RMR01
  • RMR03 element: Payment action code to specify how funds are applied to open items
  • RMR04 element: Amount paid

Used to specify identifying information:

  • REF01 element: Identifies the type of information (could be anything from a check number to a code associated with a trading partner) given in REF02
  • REF02 element: Unique identifier for item specified in REF01
  • REF03 element: Free-form description to clarify preceding elements

See the other EDI transaction codes

EDI 997

Functional acknowledgment

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EDI 990

Response to a load tender

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EDI 947

Warehouse inventory adjustment advice

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EDI 945

Advance ship notice

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EDI 856

Advance ship notice

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EDI 940

Warehouse shipping order

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EDI 855

Purchase order acknowledgement

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EDI 850

Purchase order

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EDI 846

Inventory inquiry / advice

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EDI 820

Payment order / Remittance advice

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EDI 810


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EDI 214

Transportation carrier shipment status message

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EDI 211

Motor carrier bill of lading

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EDI 210

Motor carrier freight details and invoice

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EDI 204

Motor carrier load tender

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