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EDI 517 Material Obligation Validation

July 20th, 2018

What is an EDI 517 Material Obligation Validation?

The EDI 517 transaction set is a bi-directional document used by trading partners to: 

  • Confirm the continued need for open orders 
  • Verify the quantity of open orders and priority of orders 
  • Request reinstatement of orders which were incorrectly cancelled 
  • Verify Government-Furnished Material (GFM) orders 

This transaction set may include details of material including the description and quantity of the material, and the urgency for its fulfilment.  

The data contents and format of EDI 517 Material Obligation Validation are used for the electronic interchange of information. It is divided into various segments and data elements.   

Workflow for the Exchange of an EDI 517 Material Obligation Validation

EDI 517 falls under the category of X12M Supply Chain transaction set. This transaction set is used by trading partners to exchange requests and responses related to fulfilling needs for open orders. The EDI 517 may also allow forwarding the description of the material, priority of the orders, and the required quantity. 

Stay EDI Compliant with EDIConnect

With a built-in message parser, validator, and transaction builder, EDIConnect can handle transaction sets in X12 and EDIFACT formats. This helps businesses easily exchange EDI documents with their trading partners, allowing them to stay EDI compliant. Using EDIConnect, users can automate file uploads and downloads, create workflows, and transform files into the required format to streamline the process. 

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