Project

ach

0.19
Low commit activity in last 3 years
No release in over a year
ach is a Ruby helper for building and parsing ACH files. In particular, it helps with field order and alignment, and adds padding lines to end of file.
2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
2019
2020
2021
2022
2023
 Dependencies

Development

>= 12.3.3
~> 3.2

Runtime

>= 3.1
 Project Readme

ACH

Note: I'm no longer actively maintaining this gem, and would be happy to turn it over to someone else. Let me know if you'd like to take over.

Build Status

ach is a Ruby helper for builder ACH files. In particular, it helps with field order and alignment, and adds padding lines to end of file.

This library has only been used in two production applications and for very limited purposes. Please test thoroughly before using in a production environment.

See ACH::Builder for a similar Perl library

Example

You should consult a copy of the ACH Rules for details on individual fields. You can probably obtain a copy from your bank.

require 'ach'

# Create ACH file
ach = ACH::ACHFile.new
trace_number = 0

# File Header
fh = ach.header
fh.immediate_destination = '000000000'
fh.immediate_destination_name = 'BANK NAME'
fh.immediate_origin = '000000000'
fh.immediate_origin_name = 'BANK NAME'
# Optional - This value is used in the File Creation Date/Time attributes - if excluded will default to Time.now
# Note that you may wish to modify the time zone here if your environment has a different time zone than the banks
# For example if your server is in UTC and the bank's is in US/Eastern, any files sent after 8pm Eastern/Midnight UTC
#   would have a File Creation Date of the next day from the bank's perspective
fh.transmission_datetime = Time.now

# Batch
batch = ACH::Batch.new
bh = batch.header
bh.company_name = 'Company Name'
bh.company_identification = '123456789' # Use 10 characters if you're not using an EIN
bh.standard_entry_class_code = 'PPD'
bh.company_entry_description = 'DESCRIPTION'
bh.company_descriptive_date = Date.today
bh.effective_entry_date = ACH::NextFederalReserveEffectiveDate.new(Date.today).result
bh.originating_dfi_identification = '00000000'
ach.batches << batch

# Detail Entry
ed = ACH::EntryDetail.new
ed.transaction_code = ACH::CHECKING_CREDIT
ed.routing_number = '000000000'
ed.account_number = '00000000000'
ed.amount = 100 # In cents
ed.individual_id_number = 'Employee Name'
ed.individual_name = 'Employee Name'
ed.originating_dfi_identification = '00000000'
batch.entries << ed
# ... Additional detail entries, possibly including *offsetting entry*, if needed.

# Insert trace numbers
batch.entries.each.with_index(1) { |entry, index| entry.trace_number = index }


File.write('ach.txt', ach.to_s)

p ach.report
# Parse an ACH file
ach = ACH::ACHFile.new(File.read('examples/ach/fixtures/return_noc.txt'))
ach.batches.first.entries.first.addenda.first.payment_data
=> "C05992222220280489      1211403932                                          1211"

Note: When adding an amount to your ach file, it needs to be in cents. So you'll want to multiply any dollar amounts by 100

Copyright

Copyright (c) 2008-2009 Jared E Morgan, released under the MIT license