This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the File Transfer Transaction Set (996) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment.  This transaction set can be used to transmit file information in formats agreed to by the sending and receiving parties.  This transaction set is not intended to replace or bypass the use of existing X12 transaction sets to accommodate internal applications.  The transaction set is solely intended for the exchange of formatted electronic accounting machine (EAM), 80 column card images.