997 Functional Acknowledgement

A 997 Functional Acknowledgement is an EDI document that is best described as an electronic receipt. In the context of this tutorial, a Functional Acknowledgment would likely be sent to notify a trading partner that a purchase order like the one we have examined has been received. 997 Functional Acknowledgments are used to indicate to a trading partner that a specific EDI document has in fact been accepted and processed.

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