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ABA bank payment file format

Discussion in 'Finance & Banking' started by Simon Hampel, 7th Jun, 2008.

  1. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Co-founder Staff Member

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    Technical question - does anyone know where I can find a definition of the file format for .aba files which are used to process bulk-payments to other bank accounts.

    Most online business banking services utilise this file format - and Quickbooks and other software can generate these files - but I need to write my own software to generate them.

    So far Google has been unhelpful :(

    I will contact my bank next week - but I'm not hopeful of finding someone who actually knows what I'm talking about :rolleyes:
     
  2. jabba_jones

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  3. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Co-founder Staff Member

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    Thanks jabba - that looks like the info I was looking for. Just wanted to see what the files looked like.

    Not sure if that's how I'll do things yet. More research required.
     
  4. rejeev

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    ABA file


    Hi Sim,

    Please let me know how you did this file using your application. I am trying to create the same file using DotNet. please help.

    Thanks,
    Rejeev.
     
  5. Simon Hampel

    Simon Hampel Co-founder Staff Member

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    Hi rejeev, I haven't got that far with my project yet. It is likely that we won't end up doing direct credit anyway, so I may not implement it at all.
     
  6. blue

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    Hey sorry to dig up an old thread, I found this while trawling through google and thought other readers may be interested. I've built a CSV to ABA file converter which has been deployed to several banks now, you can find out more at www.bluechillitechnology.com/aba . There's also full documentation on the format and guides to follow should you wish to write your own program. Best of luck!
     
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