a standard for defining Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) transactions from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). X12 was the primary North American standard for defining EDI transactions. In 1997 X12 merged with EDIFACT, the global standard in EDI transactions.
ANSI (American National Standards Institute) X12 is the most prevalent standard for EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) in the US as well as much of North America. Altova MapForce includes full support for ANSI X12, allowing you to integrate X12 data with XML, databases, flat files, and other EDI formats such as UN/EDIFACT.
US ANSI standard for inter-industry electronic interchange of business transactions, managed by the ASC X.12, hence the name "X12" for the standard. X12 is actually a family of standards: X12.22 Data Segment Directory X12.3 Data Element Dictionary X12.42 Cryptographic Service Message X12.5 Interchange Control Structure X12.56 Interconnect Mailbag Control Structures X12.58 Security Structures X12.6 Application Control Structure
Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) was formed in 1979 by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to develop uniform standards for inter-industry electronic exchange of business transactions, electronic data interchange (EDI) For more information consult the www.x12.org web site.