TRADACOMS Glossary of Terms

EDIElectronic Data Interchange

Electronic data interchange (EDI) is a method of businesses sending and recieving documents to one another electronically, as opposed to using paper. Documents that are processed regularly can be automated when by electronically. The information contained in these documents are sent in files such as Tradacoms, Edifact and XML.

Web EDI:  Web-based Electronic Data Interchange

Web-based EDI, is EDI software that is web-fcing, so users do not have to install software on their computers. Instead, they can access documents via their web browser or mobile device..

STX Segment:  Start of Transmission

STX STDS:
Syntax Rules Identifier.  Our ANA number is 5028343803340

STX FROM:
The address of our EDI mailbox, a 13 digit ANA code known as our GLN number

STX UNTO:
Identification of Transmission Receipt Code.  Should be the ANA number of your retailers EDI mailbox.  ie. Test: 5000192072213  /  Live: 5000192072226

STX TRDT:
Date and Time of Transmission.  We use the date/time you submitted your invoices.

STX SNRF:
Sender’s Transmission Reference.  An automatically generated sequential number.

STX APRF:  Application Reference.  This is set automatically set as INVTES (for test), and INVFIL(for live transmissions)


MHD Segment:  Message Header

MHD TYPE:
This is always set as INVFIL


SDT Segment:  Supplier Details

SDT SIDN:
Supplier's EAN Location Number

SDT SNAM:
Supplier's Name.  Supplier's legal name as printed on invoices

SDT SADD:
Supplier's Address

SDT VATN:
Supplier's VAT Registration Number allocated by HM Customs & Excise


CDT Segment: Customer details

CDT CIDN:
Customer's EAN Location Number

CDT CNAM:
Customer's Name

CDT CADD:
Customer's Address

CDT VATR:
Customer's VAT Registration Number


FIL Segment: File Details

FIL FLGN:
File generation number.  A sequential number to identify a batch of invoices.

FIL FLVN:
File Version Number.  Original (which is always 1) is incremented by 1 for each additional copy created

FIL FLDT:
File Creation Date.  The Date the File is created.


FDT Segment: File Period Dates

FDT IVED:
The date of the last invoice in the file.


MTR Segment:  Message Trailer

MTR NOSG: 
Number of segments


MHD Segment:  Message Header

MHD MSRF:
Message reference.  Consecutive count of messages within the transmission

MHD TYPE
Always set as INVOIC:9 (Invoice format, version 9)


CLO Segment:  Customers Location

CLO CLOC: 
Customer's Location.  EAN location number identifying the customer's location.  Often the branch code can also be used with most retailers.

CLO CNAM:
Customers Name

CLO CADD:
Delivery address.

EANCOM / EDIFACT Glossary of Terms