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Organization Batch Header Information
This is the information that would go in the batch header for ACH formatted files.
Field Order
Field Description
Length
Character Position
Data Type
Required Field
1
Record Type Code
1
1
Numeric
M
2
Service Class Code
3
2
Character
M
3
Company Name
16
5
Character
M
4
Company Disc Data
20
21
Character
O
5
Company ID
10
41
Character
M
6
Standard Entry Class (SEC)
3
51
Character
M
7
Entry Description
10
54
Character
M
8
Co Descriptive Date
6
64
Character
O
9
Effective Entry Date
6
70
Date
R
10
Settlement Date
3
76
Numeric
*
11
Originator Status Code
1
79
Character
M
12
Originating Depository Financial Institution (ODFI) ID
8
80
Char-Caps
M
13
Batch Number
7
88
Numeric
M
 
End of Record
N/A
95
N/A
 
Required Field Key:
M: This field is mandatory and necessary to ensure proper routing and processing. The Operator will reject the file if this field is not included.
R: This field is required. If you omit this file, it will not cause the Operator to reject the entry, but may be rejected at the Receiving Depository Financial Institution (RDFI).
O: This field is optional at the discretion of the originator.
*: Inserted by Operator.
Published date: 06/04/2021