Definitions for "Functional Acknowledgment"
See Receipt Acknowledgment.
A specific EDI Transaction Set (997) sent by the recipient of an EDI message to confirm the receipt of data but with no indication as to the recipient's applicational response to the message.
The electronic acknowledgment sent by a receiver of a message back to the sender that the message was syntactically correct. It does not infer that the content of the message is likewise correct. It is the 997 document of the ANSI X12 EDI transaction sets.