EDI Transaction Codes

EDI 846

What is EDI 846?

EDI 846 is the electronic option a seller can use to issue an inventory inquiry or inventory advice to a buyer (typically a reseller or a retailer). The seller can use EDI 846 to communicate the availability of a new product (without the buyer’s commitment to purchase) or inventory levels at various holding locations, especially when discounts are available for overstocked items.

Like the paper version, EDI 846 contains:

  • Item ID
  • Party ID and location
  • Administrative communications contact
  • Currency
  • Transaction totals
Transaction BEFORE

EDI 940 / EDI 204

846

Format

ASC X12 Standard

Transaction AFTER

EDI 820

Sample file

Copy the code of EDI 846 from this sample file

ISA*00*          *00*          *08*1234567890     *01*999999999      *101127*1719*U*00401*000003678*0*P*>~
GS*IB*4405197800*999999999*20101127*1719*1421*X*004010VICS~
ST*846*1001~
BIA*13*PI*4589*20001104~
DTM*040*20001108~
N1*DS*HC DISTRIBUTOR*21*78YU0JN90~
PER*IC*PAUL SMITH*TE*651-555-0891*EM*COMPANY@1EDISOURCE.COM~
LIN*1*MG*1000*UK*50387698433528*LT*43552~
PID*F****DRAPE, SMALL TOWEL, CLEAR PLASTIC, ADHESIVE STRIP~
CTT*1~
SE*9*1001~
GE*1*1421~
IEA*1*000003678~

Other Things to Know About EDI 846

EDI 846 and SAP

SAP is a well-known provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) software among sellers (i.e. manufacturers and suppliers). Sellers that work with 3PLs to manage and ship goods will typically receive an EDI 846 after the close of business, so that sellers can run a reconciliation report. To run the report in an SAP ERP, an EDI 846 document must be transformed from X12 to an intermediary document (IDoc) format acceptable by SAP.

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

Invoice

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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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