International ACH File - Company/Batch control record

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Each Company / Batch Header Record included in an International (IAT) format ACH file is paired with a Company / Batch Control Record (8 Record) with the following information (position numbers are listed in parentheses).

Field name Contents and position numbers
Record Type Code

The numeral 8. (01-01) 1 numeric.

Service Class Code

Either the numerals 200, 220, or 225. Should be the same as the one used in the Company/Batch Control Header Record that is paired with this Company/Batch Control Record. (02-04) 3 numeric.

Entry / Addenda Count

The number of entry detail and addenda records included within the Company / Batch Record. (05-10) 6 numeric.

Entry Hash

The sum of the Receiving DFI Identification fields in the entry detail and addenda records in the Company / Batch Record. If the number of digits in the total is larger than the field size allows, the number is automatically truncated. (11-20) 10 numeric.

Total Debit Entry Dollar Amount

The sum of all Amount fields in the debit records included in the Company / Batch Record. (21-32) 12 numeric.

Total Credit Entry Dollar Amount

The sum of all Amount fields in the credit records included in the Company / Batch Record. (33-44) 12 numeric.

Company Identification

The choice selected for Company identification as entered in the Advanced Setup dialog, accessed from the Direct Deposit tab (or the Client Direct Deposit tab, if applicable) of the Setup / Bank Accounts screen.(45-54) 10 alphanumeric.

Message Authentication Code

Blank. No longer used. (55-73) 19 numeric.

Reserved

This field is always left blank. (74-79) 6 numeric.

Originating DFI Identification

The first eight digits of the nine-digit bank routing number associated with the bank selected in the Originator bank field as entered in the Direct Deposit tab (or the Client Direct Deposit tab, if applicable) of the Setup > Bank Accounts screen. (80-87) 8 numeric.

Batch Number

The unique number assigned to each Company / Batch Control Record in the ACH file. Batch numbers are assigned in sequential order, beginning with the numeral 1. (88-94) 7 numeric.

See also: International ACH file structure and contents

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