ACH File - File control record

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The final record in an ACH file is a File Control Record that includes the following information (position numbers are listed in parentheses).

Field Name Contents (and position numbers)
Record Type Code

The numeral 9. (01-01) 1 numeric.

Record Type Code, example
Batch Count

The total number of Company / Batch Header Records in the ACH file. (02-07) 6 numeric

Batch Count, example
Block Count

The total number of records included in the ACH file, rounded up to the nearest 10, then divided by 10. (08-13) 6 numeric.

Block Count, example
Entry / Addenda Count

The total number of entry detail and tax addenda records in the ACH file. (14-21) 8 numeric.

Entry / Addenda Count, example
Entry Hash

The sum of all Entry Hash fields in the ACH file. If the total contains more digits than the field size allows, the number is automatically truncated. (22-31) 10 numeric.

Entry Hash, example
Total Debit Entry Dollar Amount in File

The sum of all Total Debit Entry Dollar Amount fields in the ACH file. This will be zero if the Balanced file checkboxes in the Direct Deposit tab (or the Client Direct Deposit tab, if applicable) of the Setup > Bank Accounts screen are unmarked. (32-43) 12 numeric.

Total Debit Entry Dollar Amount in File, example
Total Credit Entry Dollar Amount in File

The sum of all Total Credit Entry Dollar Amount fields in the ACH file. (44-55) 12 numeric.

Total Credit Entry Dollar Amount in File, example
Reserved

This field is always left blank. (56-94) 39 numeric.

Reserved, example

See also: Domestic ACH file structure and contents

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