EDI 850: Purchase Order


This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Purchase Order, used to place an order for goods or services. The 850 generally provides the same information you would find in a paper PO, including:

  • Items, prices and quantities ordered
  • Shipping details
  • Payment terms
  • Discounts

The transaction set can be used to provide for customary and established business and industry practice relative to the placement of purchase orders for goods and services. This transaction set should not be used to convey purchase order changes or purchase order acknowledgment information.


The specs for the EDI 850 are attached below.

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