Section title: X12 EDI Examples
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ASC X12 Version: 004010 | Transaction Set: 855 | TR3 ID: 004010X358

Example 03: Basic Purchase Order Acknowledgment - Rejected

XYZ Aircraft Parts is acknowledging an order from ABC Aerospace Corporation. XYZ Aircraft Parts has processed and rejected the order for reasons that XYZ Aircraft Parts considers final. XYZ Aircraft Parts will send ABC Aerospace Corporation an 855 Purchase Order Acknowledgment with an Acknowledgment Type of RJ – Rejected without detail.

XYZ Aircraft Parts expects ABC Aerospace to submit an 860 Purchase Order Change Request – Buyer Initiated transaction to cancel the order.

Transmission Explanation

Table 1


Indicates the start of a purchase order acknowledgment transaction set and assigns a control number of 0001.


Indicates that this is a response/acknowledgment document, with an acknowledgment type of Rejected with no detail provided. The purchase order being acknowledged is XX-1234, with a purchase order date of April 6, 2017. The purchase order pertains to contract number AE123.


Identifies the supplier as XYZ Aircraft Parts, who may be reached at telephone number of 1-800-555-1212.

Table 3


Indicates that the purchase order acknowledgment contains no line items.


Indicates that the purchase order acknowledgment, with transaction set control number 0001, has ended with a total of 5 segments.


AIRCRAFT PARTS*TE*1-800-555-1212~CTT*0~SE*5*0001~