What is the ABA file format?
Issued by the Australian Bankers Association (ABA) the ABA or Cemtext file format is a format used by banks to allow for batch transactions.
Whilst not a "standard" most Australian Banks have adopted this format by default. The guys behind CemtexABA.com, BlueChilli have built ABA exports for clients who use banks such as Bank of Queensland, NAB and Westpac and have rolled this technology into a standalone web application CemtexABA
An ABA file format is also known as a Direct Entry file, a Cemtext file format or simply as an ABA file. An ABA file has the extension ".aba" and is (usualy) a standard ASCII format with Windows style new line characters.
Easily convert your ABA files online, record all past transactions and validate transactions with a CemtexABA account.
How does a batch transaction work?
Once you've created an ABA file using our online application you can upload it to your bank through their online login.
Your bank will then process each entry in the ABA file automatically.
ABA file example
The following is an ABA file example. To create a live ABA file from your data, visit our ABA file generator.
0 01BQL MY NAME 1111111004231633 230410 1123-456157108231 530000001234S R SMITH TEST BATCH 062-000 12223123MY ACCOUNT 00001200 1123-783 12312312 530000002200J K MATTHEWS TEST BATCH 062-000 12223123MY ACCOUNT 00000030 1456-789 125123 530003123513P R JONES TEST BATCH 062-000 12223123MY ACCOUNT 00000000 1121-232 11422 530000002300S MASLIN TEST BATCH 062-000 12223123MY ACCOUNT 00000000 7999-999 000312924700031292470000000000 000004