UN/EDIFACT (United Nations Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport) is a cross-industry international standard for the format of electronic data in business transaction. EDIFACT is one of several international EDI-Standards. A UN-Institution called CEFACT, is responsible for the EDIFACT-Standard, who is affiliated to UNECE.
EDIFACT message type
Basic standardization conception of EDIFACT is that there are uniformly message types. Their name is (UNSM) United Nations Standard Message. In so-called Subsets, the message types can be specified industry-specific deeper in their forms. A selection of the supported message types, which has the same short name of 6 letters, is below.
- CONTRL – Syntax-check and feedback of arrival of the message (Syntax and Service report for automatic EDI-Process, English control)
- APERAK – technical error message and acknowledgement (Application error and acknowledgement message)