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API PUBL 3835-3 4th Edition, February 1, 1996
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A Petroleum Industry Data Exchange PIDX Implementation Guideline for EDI Electronic Data Interchange
Includes all amendments and changes through Change/Amendment , February 1996
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Scope and Applicability

Because of the wide range of user industries, the ASC X12 Standards were created to be as broad as possible and to accommodate all business needs. The generic result, although usable, has much more information than is of interest to any particular group. In a practical sense, in order for the Standards to be used in an efficient and effective manner, the scope needs to be defined in more selective terms.

This guide was prepared for use by the petroleum industry and is intended to serve as a general guideline to achieve consistency in application within the petroleum industry and with our customers and suppliers for the processing of purchase orders and invoices for materials and services (ANSI ASC X12 Transaction Sets 810 and 850).

It is anticipated companies involved in implementing EDI will utilize this guideline in developing their own guide to meet their specific needs.

Purpose of Guidelines

The purpose of this guide is to enhance by means of Electronic Data Interchange the capability to communicate by computer between purchaser and supplier of material and services.