Amounts and Numbers in X12 EDI (AMT)

AMT segments are used to specify various amounts in an EDI transaction:

As always, the first field (a qualifier) tells us the purpose of the AMT segment.

Amount fields can also be used as part of various other segment types.

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X12 EDI also supports integer and floating point numbers as in the example above (the unit element)

Most of the numeric values that you see in a typical EDI transaction are codes. With our EDI/Claim Viewer a code’s description is always available in the tooltip.