D96A

Message D96A/ORDERS

Purchase order message

A message specifying details for goods or services ordered under conditions agreed between the seller and the buyer.

Message description

UNH M(1) : Message header

A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Purchase order message is ORDERS. Note: Purchase order messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009: Data element 0065 ORDERS 0052 D 0054 96A 0051 UN

BGM M(1) : Beginning of message

A segment by which the sender must uniquely identify the order by means of its name and number and when necessary its function.

DTM M(35) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying general dates and, when relevant, times related to the whole message. The segment must be specified at least once to identify the order date. Examples of the use of this DTM segment are: Lead times that apply to the whole of the Order and, if no schedule is to be specified, the delivery date. The Date/time/period segment within other Segment group should be used whenever the date/time/period requires to be logically related to another specified data item. e.g. Payment due date is specified within the PAT Segment group.

PAI C(1) : Payment instructions

A segment requesting or confirming conditions of payment, guarantee and method of payment for the whole order. An example of the use of this segment is to specify that a documentary credit will be used.

ALI C(5) : Additional information

A segment indicating special conditions related to the total order owing to origin, customs preference or other commercial factors.

IMD C(1) : Item description

A segment providing a description common to all line items of the order.

FTX C(99) : Free text

A segment with free text information, in coded or clear form, used when additional information is needed but cannot be accommodated within other segments. In computer to computer exchanges such text will normally require the receiver to process this segment manually.

SG1 C(10) : RFF-DTM

A group of segments for giving references and where necessary, their dates, relating to the whole message e.g. contract number, import/export license number, reservation number.

RFF M(1) : Reference

A segment identifying the reference by its number and where appropriate a line number within a document.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date/time related to the reference.

SG2 C(99) : NAD-LOC-FII-SG3-SG4-SG5

A group of segments identifying the parties with associated information.

NAD M(1) : Name and address

A segment identifying names and addresses of the parties, in coded or clear form, and their functions relevant to the order. Identification of the seller and buyer parties is mandatory for the order message. It is recommended that where possible only the coded form of the party ID should be specified e.g. The Buyer and Seller are known to each other, thus only the coded ID is required, but the Consignee or Delivery address may vary and would have to be clearly specified, preferably in structured format.

LOC C(25) : Place/location identification

A segment giving more specific location information of the party specified in the NAD segment e.g. internal site/building number.

FII C(5) : Financial institution information

A segment identifying the financial institution (e.g. bank) and relevant account numbers for the seller, buyer and where necessary other parties e.g. the buyer may provide a choice of financial institutions for direct debit purposes.

SG3 C(10) : RFF-DTM

A group of segments giving references only relevant to the specified party rather than the whole order.

RFF M(1) : Reference

A segment identifying the reference by its number and where appropriate a line number within a document.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date and/or time related to the reference.

SG4 C(5) : DOC-DTM

A group of segments identifying the documentary requirements of the specified party.

DOC M(1) : Document/message details

A segment identifying and providing information relating to the documents required by the party specified by the NAD segment. For example, the party may require a Certificate of Analysis.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date and/or time of the document.

SG5 C(5) : CTA-COM

A group of segments giving contact details of the specific person or department within the party identified in the NAD segment.

CTA M(1) : Contact information

A segment to identify a person or department, and their function, to whom communications should be directed.

COM C(5) : Communication contact

A segment to identify a communications type and number for the contact specified in the CTA segment.

SG6 C(5) : TAX-MOA-LOC

A group of segments specifying tax related information, and when necessary, the location(s) to which that tax information relates.

TAX M(1) : Duty/tax/fee details

A segment specifying a tax type, category and rate, or exemption, relating to the whole order e.g. Value Added Tax at the standard rate is applicable for all items.

MOA C(1) : Monetary amount

A segment specifying the amount for the identified tax/fee.

LOC C(5) : Place/location identification

A segment indicating the location to which the tax or exemption specified in the TRI segment applies e.g. city or state or country.

SG7 C(5) : CUX-PCD-DTM

A group of segments specifying the currencies and related dates/periods valid for the whole order. Currency data may be omitted in national applications but will be required for international transactions.

CUX M(1) : Currencies

A segment identifying the currencies required in the order e.g. the order currency. A rate of exchange may be given to convert a reference currency into a target currency.

PCD C(5) : Percentage details

A segment specifying the fluctuation beyond those limits will allow one or either party to re-negotiate prices.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date/time/period related to the rate of exchange.

SG8 C(10) : PAT-DTM-PCD-MOA

A group of segments specifying the terms of payment applicable for the whole order.

PAT M(1) : Payment terms basis

A segment identifying the payment terms and date/time basis.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment giving the specific date/time/period, if needed, of any payments, discounts, instalments etc.

PCD C(1) : Percentage details

A segment specifying the discount, interest, penalty as well as instalment percentage.

MOA C(1) : Monetary amount

A segment specifying amounts related to payment discounts, penalties or instalments.

SG9 C(10) : TDT-SG10

A group of segments identifying the mode and means of transport, location and relevant dates and times for transportation, relating to the whole order.

TDT M(1) : Details of transport

A segment specifying the mode, means and identification of the transport for the goods being ordered. If required, the carrier's address should be indicated within the NAD Segment group.

SG10 C(10) : LOC-DTM

A group of segments giving the location and date/time information relative to the transportation.

LOC M(1) : Place/location identification

A segment identifying locations relevant to the transport specified in the TDT segment e.g. place of departure or border crossing point.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment identifying the date/time details of departure and/or arrival of the transported goods for the specified location.

SG11 C(5) : TOD-LOC

A group of segments indicating the terms of delivery for the whole order.

TOD M(1) : Terms of delivery or transport

A segment identifying the delivery terms to be used e.g. UN INCOTERMS code could be used to specify the delivery terms.

LOC C(2) : Place/location identification

A segment identifying locations relevant to the delivery terms specified in the TOD segment.

SG12 C(10) : PAC-MEA-SG13

A group of segments identifying the packaging, physical dimensions and marks and numbers for goods referenced by the whole order.

PAC M(1) : Package

A segment specifying the number and type of packages for the whole order e.g. number and type of pallets.

MEA C(5) : Measurements

A segment specifying physical measurements of packages described in the PAC segment e.g. package length, weight.

SG13 C(5) : PCI-RFF-DTM-GIN

A group of segments specifying the markings and labels on individual physical units.

PCI M(1) : Package identification

A segment specifying markings and labels used on individual physical units (packages) described in the PAC segment.

RFF C(1) : Reference

A segment identifying the master label number.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the dates relevant to the package markings.

GIN C(10) : Goods identity number

A segment identifying the number or ranges of numbers for use with the package markings.

SG14 C(10) : EQD-HAN-MEA-FTX

A group of segments providing information relating to equipment identification and ownership, handling and identification of hazardous materials, relating to the whole order.

EQD M(1) : Equipment details

A segment to define information regarding equipment to be used in conjunction with the whole order, and if required, to indicate responsibility for supply of the equipment.

HAN C(5) : Handling instructions

A segment providing information on required handling of materials and additionally, if required, identifying hazardous materials in the whole order.

MEA C(5) : Measurements

A segment providing measurement information for the equipment.

FTX C(5) : Free text

A segment with free text information, in coded or clear form, used when additional information is needed but cannot be accommodated within other segments. In computer to computer exchanges such text will normally require the receiver to process this segment manually.

SG15 C(10) : SCC-FTX-RFF-SG16

A group of segments specifying requested delivery schedules relating to quantities, frequencies, dates and references, required for the whole order.

SCC M(1) : Scheduling conditions

A segment specifying the type and status of the schedule being given, and optionally defining a pattern to be established e.g. firm or proposed delivery schedule for a weekly pattern.

FTX C(5) : Free text

A segment with free text information, in coded or clear form, to give further clarification to scheduling instructions. In computer to computer exchanges such text will normally require the receiver to process this segment manually.

RFF C(5) : Reference

A segment for specifying the reference for schedule.

SG16 C(10) : QTY-DTM

A group of segments to specify the scheduled quantities, date/time of the schedule, and where required, the reference of the schedule.

QTY M(1) : Quantity

A segment to specify pertinent quantities relating to the schedule and pattern established in the SCC segment, e.g. delivery quantity.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment indicating the date/time details relating to the quantity and schedule used to indicate date/time ranges e.g. start and end dates for a delivery pattern, or delivery window.

SG17 C(25) : APR-DTM-RNG

A group of segments providing information concerning pricing related to the type of trade, and where appropriate, indication of quantities, dates/periods or amounts.

APR M(1) : Additional price information

A segment to identify additional pricing information such as a price multiplier, the class or type of trade and additionally identifying the reason for any changes.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment to identify the date/time/period information related to the price change e.g. period of validity.

RNG C(1) : Range details

A segment to identify the quantity or amount ranges to which the additional price information applies.

SG18 C(15) : ALC-ALI-DTM-SG19-SG20-SG21-SG22-SG23

A group of segments specifying allowances and charges for the whole order. The allowance or charge specified within this Segment group may either relate to the total order in which case it cannot be overridden at detail level, or it can relate to the line items as a default allowance/charge and can be overridden by the ALC Segment group within the detail section. Where relevant, additional information, tax and alternate currency details are to be indicated in the TRI and MOA segments. The basis for the calculation of the allowance/charge may be a quantity, a percentage, an amount or a rate and one of the Segment group 19-22 should be used accordingly.

ALC M(1) : Allowance or charge

A segment identifying the charge or allowance and, where necessary its calculation sequence.

ALI C(5) : Additional information

A segment indicating that the allowance or charge specified is subject to special conditions owing to origin, customs preference or commercial factors.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment to identify the date/time/period information related to the allowance or charge, e.g. period of validity.

SG19 C(1) : QTY-RNG

A group of segments specifying the quantity of the allowance or charge with its measure unit specifier. A range to which the allowance or charge applies may be specified e.g. an allowance of a free quantity of 20 pieces may be specified if the goods quantity ordered is greater than 1000 pieces.

QTY M(1) : Quantity

A segment identifying the type of quantity and the quantity related to the allowance or charge.

RNG C(1) : Range details

A segment specifying, if required, the range to which the allowance or charge applies.

SG20 C(1) : PCD-RNG

A group of segments specifying the percentage for the allowance or charge, e.g. The allowance/charge amount is calculated as 5% of the goods value or a price reduction of 5% may be specified if the goods quantity ordered is within the range 5 tons to 10 tons.

PCD M(1) : Percentage details

A segment identifying the percentage and the percentage basis for the calculation of the allowance or charge.

RNG C(1) : Range details

A segment specifying, if required, a range for the application of the percentage.

SG21 C(2) : MOA-RNG

A group of segments specifying a monetary amount for an allowance or charge. A range to which the allowance or charge applies can be specified e.g. an allowance of 5000 BEF may be specified if goods value ordered is greater than 100000 BEF.

MOA M(1) : Monetary amount

A segment identifying the monetary amount for the allowance or charge.

RNG C(1) : Range details

A segment specifying, if required, a range for the application of the allowance/charge amount.

SG22 C(1) : RTE-RNG

A group of segments specifying the rate per unit and basis to which the allowance or charge applies e.g. the allowance/charge amount is 3 DEM per 10 tons.

RTE M(1) : Rate details

A segment specifying the rate per unit and the basis for calculation.

RNG C(1) : Range details

A segment specifying, if required, the range for the application of the allowance/charge rate.

SG23 C(5) : TAX-MOA

A group of segments specifying tax related information for the allowance or charge.

TAX M(1) : Duty/tax/fee details

A segment specifying the tax type, category and rate, or exemption, related to the allowance or charge.

MOA C(1) : Monetary amount

A segment specifying the tax amount for the allowance or charge.

SG24 C(100) : RCS-RFF-DTM-FTX

A group of segments identifying any rules, laws or regulations with which the supplier must comply to meet requirements e.g. building regulations, safety requirements, etc.

RCS M(1) : Requirements and conditions

A segment to enable industry or national requirements to be specified.

RFF C(5) : Reference

A segment identifying the referenced document by its number and, where appropriate, a line number.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment indicating the date/time details relating to the references.

FTX C(5) : Free text

A segment with free text information, in coded or clear form, used when additional information is needed but cannot be accommodated within other segments. In computer to computer exchanges such text will normally require the receiver to process this segment manually.

SG25 C(200000) : LIN-PIA-IMD-MEA-QTY-PCD-ALI-DTM-MOA-GIN-GIR-

QVR-DOC-PAI-FTX-SG26-SG27-SG28-SG29-SG30-SG33- SG34-SG35-SG39-SG45-SG47-SG48-SG49-SG51-SG52 A group of segments providing details of the individual ordered items. This Segment group may be repeated to give sub-line details.

LIN M(1) : Line item

A segment identifying the line item by the line number and configuration level, and additionally, identifying the product or service ordered. Other product identification numbers e.g. Buyer product number, etc. can be specified within the following PIA segment.

PIA C(25) : Additional product id

A segment providing either additional identification to the product specified in the LIN segment (e.g. Harmonized System number), or provides any substitute product identification.

IMD C(99) : Item description

A segment for describing the product or service being ordered as well as product characteristic. This segment should be used for products or services that cannot be fully identified by a product code or article number.

MEA C(5) : Measurements

A segment enabling the physical measurements of the ordered item to be specified where this is required for full identification of the product. Any measurements must refer to the product in its unpacked form e.g. thickness of plastic film, length, weight, etc.

QTY C(10) : Quantity

A segment identifying the product quantities e.g. ordered quantity.

PCD C(5) : Percentage details

A segment specifying the strength or yield of a product as a percentage e.g. 80% to indicate the strength of an acid.

ALI C(5) : Additional information

A segment indicating that the line item is subject to special conditions owing to origin, customs preference, embargo regulations or commercial factors.

DTM C(35) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying date/time/period details relating to the line item only.

MOA C(10) : Monetary amount

A segment specifying any monetary amounts relating to the product e.g. item amount, insurance value, customs value.

GIN C(1000) : Goods identity number

A segment providing identity numbers to be applied to the goods being ordered e.g. serial numbers for assembled equipment.

GIR C(1000) : Related identification numbers

A segment providing sets of related identification numbers for a line item e.g. engine numbers, chassis number and transmission number for a vehicle.

QVR C(1) : Quantity variances

A segment identifying order quantity variances, normally specified by the supplier using an Order Response message.

DOC C(5) : Document/message details

A segment to indicate that a certificate/declaration of origin is required for the ordered article.

PAI C(1) : Payment instructions

A segment to indicate that where a central buyer is purchasing on behalf of different consignees, the means of payment may differ for each item/consignee combination as specified in segment group 25.

FTX C(99) : Free text

A segment with free text information, in coded or clear form, used when additional information is needed but cannot be accommodated within other segments. In computer to computer exchanges such text will normally require the receiver to process this segment manually.

SG26 C(999) : CCI-CAV-MEA

A group of segments providing product characteristic and product characteristic details.

CCI M(1) : Characteristic/class id

A segment to identify product characteristic and, or the characteristic name and characteristic relevance for the business process.

CAV C(10) : Characteristic value

A segment to specify common product characteristic by value in either coded form or in free format.

MEA C(10) : Measurements

A segment indicating characteristic value being physical measurement (including measurable quantities and percentages) related to specified product characteristics (for example voltage, percentage of material contained) and where relevant measurement ranges.

SG27 C(10) : PAT-DTM-PCD-MOA

A group of segments specifying the terms of payment applicable for the line item. This may be used by a central buyer purchasing on behalf of different item consignee combinations.

PAT M(1) : Payment terms basis

A segment identifying the payment terms and date/time basis.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment giving the specific date/time/period, if needed, of any payments, discounts, instalments etc.

PCD C(1) : Percentage details

A segment specifying the discount, interest, penalty as well as instalment percentage.

MOA C(1) : Monetary amount

A segment specifying amounts related to payment discounts, penalties or instalments.

SG28 C(25) : PRI-CUX-APR-RNG-DTM

A group of segments identifying the relevant pricing information for the goods or services ordered.

PRI M(1) : Price details

A segment to specify the price type and amount. The price used in the calculation of the line amount will be identified as 'price'.

CUX C(1) : Currencies

A segment to allow to specify the price in a different currency that in segment group 7.

APR C(1) : Additional price information

A segment to identify pricing information such as a price multiplier, the class or type of trade and additionally identifying the reason for any changes.

RNG C(1) : Range details

A segment to identify the ranges (quantity, amount, etc) to which the additional price information applies.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment to identify the date/time/period information related to the price change e.g. period of validity.

SG29 C(10) : RFF-DTM

A group of segments giving references and where necessary, their dates, relating to the line item.

RFF M(1) : Reference

A segment identifying the reference by its number and where appropriate a line number within a document.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date/time related to the reference.

SG30 C(10) : PAC-MEA-QTY-DTM-SG31-SG32

A group of segments identifying the packaging, physical dimensions, and marks and numbers for goods referenced in the line item.

PAC M(1) : Package

A segment specifying the number of packages and the physical type of packaging for the line item e.g. pallet type.

MEA C(5) : Measurements

A segment specifying physical measurements of packages described in the PAC segment e.g. cube or gross weight.

QTY C(5) : Quantity

A segment specifying the maximum quantity number of packages which can be stacked safely on another and/or the number of items normally contained within the package.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment to indicate the validity period in relation to the specified article.

SG31 C(1) : RFF-DTM

A segment group to give reference to e.g. a packing instruction document relevant to a particular package type and its date/time/period of issue.

RFF M(1) : Reference

A segment identifying the packing instruction document.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the dates relevant to the referred document.

SG32 C(5) : PCI-RFF-DTM-GIN

A group of segments specifying the markings and labels on individual physical units.

PCI M(1) : Package identification

A segment specifying markings and labels used on individual physical units (packages) described in the PAC segment.

RFF C(1) : Reference

A segment identifying the master label number.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the dates relevant to the package markings.

GIN C(10) : Goods identity number

A segment identifying the number or ranges of numbers for use with the package markings.

SG33 C(9999) : LOC-QTY-DTM

A group of segments specifying destination and quantity details for consignments involving multi-destination deliveries.

LOC M(1) : Place/location identification

A segment indicating the location to which part of the consignment is to be delivered.

QTY C(1) : Quantity

A segment specifying the quantity to be delivered to the identified location.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the dates and/or times that the delivery should be made.

SG34 C(10) : TAX-MOA-LOC

A group of segments specifying tax related information, and when necessary, the location(s) to which that tax information relates.

TAX M(1) : Duty/tax/fee details

A segment specifying a tax type, category and rate, or exemption, relating to the line item.

MOA C(1) : Monetary amount

A segment specifying the amount for the identified tax/fee.

LOC C(5) : Place/location identification

A segment indicating the location to which the tax or exemption specified in the TAX segment applies e.g. city or state tax.

SG35 C(99) : NAD-LOC-SG36-SG37-SG38

A group of segments identifying the parties with associated information, relevant to the line item only.

NAD M(1) : Name and address

A segment identifying names and addresses of the parties, in coded or clear form, and their functions relevant to the line item . It is recommended that where possible only the coded form of the party ID should be specified. e.g. The Buyer and Seller are known to each other, thus only the coded ID is required, but the Consignee or Delivery address may vary and would have to be clearly specified, preferably in structured format.

LOC C(5) : Place/location identification

A segment giving more specific location information of the party specified in the NAD segment e.g. internal site/building number.

SG36 C(5) : RFF-DTM

A group of segments giving references only relevant to the specified party rather than the line item.

RFF M(1) : Reference

A segment identifying the reference by its number and where appropriate a line number within a document.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date and/or time related to the reference.

SG37 C(5) : DOC-DTM

A group of segments identifying the documentary requirements of the specified party.

DOC M(1) : Document/message details

A segment identifying and providing information relating to the documents required by the party specified by the NAD segment. For example, the party may require a Certificate of Analysis.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date and/or time of the document.

SG38 C(5) : CTA-COM

A group of segments giving contact details of the specific person or department within the party identified in the NAD segment.

CTA M(1) : Contact information

A segment to identify a person or department, and their function, to whom communications should be directed.

COM C(5) : Communication contact

A segment to identify a communications type and number for the contact specified in the CTA segment.

SG39 C(99) : ALC-ALI-DTM-SG40-SG41-SG42-SG43-SG44

A group of segments specifying allowances and charges for the line item where this is different to or not specified within the heading section.

ALC M(1) : Allowance or charge

A segment identifying the charge or allowance and, where necessary its calculation sequence.

ALI C(5) : Additional information

A segment indicating that the allowance or charge specified is subject to special conditions owing to origin, customs preference or commercial factors.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment to identify the date/time/period information related to the allowance or charge, e.g. period of validity.

SG40 C(1) : QTY-RNG

A group of segments specifying the quantity of the allowance or charge with its measure unit specifier. A range to which the allowance or charge applies may be specified, e.g. an allowance of a free quantity of 20 pieces may be specified if the goods quantity ordered is greater than 1000 pieces.

QTY M(1) : Quantity

A segment identifying the type of quantity and the quantity related to the allowance or charge.

RNG C(1) : Range details

A segment specifying, if required, the range to which the allowance or charge applies.

SG41 C(1) : PCD-RNG

A group of segments specifying the percentage for the allowance or charge e.g. The allowance/charge amount is calculated as 5% of the goods value or a price reduction of 5% may be specified if the goods quantity ordered is within the range 5 tons to 10 tons.

PCD M(1) : Percentage details

A segment identifying the percentage and the percentage basis for the calculation of the allowance or charge.

RNG C(1) : Range details

A segment specifying, if required, a range for the application of the percentage.

SG42 C(2) : MOA-RNG

A group of segments specifying a monetary amount for an allowance or charge. A range to which the allowance or charge applies can be specified e.g. an allowance of 5000 BEF may be specified if goods value ordered is greater than 100000 BEF.

MOA M(1) : Monetary amount

A segment identifying the monetary amount for the allowance or charge.

RNG C(1) : Range details

A segment specifying, if required, a range for the application of the allowance/charge amount.

SG43 C(1) : RTE-RNG

A group of segments specifying the rate per unit and basis to which the allowance or charge applies e.g. The allowance/charge amount is 3 DEM per 10 tons.

RTE M(1) : Rate details

A segment specifying the rate per unit and the basis for calculation.

RNG C(1) : Range details

A segment specifying, if required, the range for the application of the allowance/charge rate.

SG44 C(5) : TAX-MOA

A group of segments specifying tax related information for the allowance or charge.

TAX M(1) : Duty/tax/fee details

A segment specifying the tax type, category and rate, or exemption, related to the allowance or charge.

MOA C(1) : Monetary amount

A segment specifying the tax amount for the allowance or charge.

SG45 C(10) : TDT-SG46

A group of segments identifying the mode and means of transport, location and relevant dates and times for transportation, relating to the line item, where this is different to or not specified within the heading section.

TDT M(1) : Details of transport

A segment specifying the mode, means and identification of the transport for the goods item being ordered, where this is different to or not specified within the heading section.

SG46 C(10) : LOC-DTM

A group of segments giving the location and date/time information relative to the transportation.

LOC M(1) : Place/location identification

A segment identifying locations relevant to the transport specified in the TDT segment.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment identifying the date/time details of departure and/or arrival of the transported goods for the specified location.

SG47 C(5) : TOD-LOC

A group of segments indicating the terms of delivery for the line item where this is different to or not specified within the heading section.

TOD M(1) : Terms of delivery or transport

A segment identifying the delivery terms to be used.

LOC C(2) : Place/location identification

A segment identifying locations relevant to the delivery terms specified in the TOD segment.

SG48 C(10) : EQD-HAN-MEA-FTX

A group of segments providing information relating to equipment identification and ownership, handling and notification of hazardous materials, relating to the line item where this is different to or not specified within the heading section.

EQD M(1) : Equipment details

A segment to define fixed information regarding equipment to be used in conjunction with the ordered item, and if required, to indicate responsibility for supply of the equipment e.g. a container identification.

HAN C(5) : Handling instructions

A segment providing information on required handling of materials and additionally, if required, identifying hazardous materials in the ordered item.

MEA C(5) : Measurements

A segment providing measurement information for the equipment.

FTX C(5) : Free text

A segment with free text information, in coded or clear form, to give further clarification, when required, to the equipment and handling details. In computer to computer exchanges such text will normally require the receiver to process this segment manually.

SG49 C(100) : SCC-FTX-RFF-SG50

A group of segments specifying requested delivery schedules relating to quantities, frequencies, and dates, required for the line item, where this is different to or not specified within the heading section.

SCC M(1) : Scheduling conditions

A segment specifying the type and status of the schedule being given, and optionally defining a pattern to be established e.g. firm or proposed delivery schedule for a weekly pattern.

FTX C(5) : Free text

A segment with free text information, in coded or clear form, used when additional information is needed but cannot be accommodated within other segments. In computer to computer exchanges such text will normally require the receiver to process this segment manually.

RFF C(5) : Reference

A segment for specifying references relevant to a schedule.

SG50 C(10) : QTY-DTM

A group of segments to specify the scheduled quantities, date/time details of the schedule and where required the reference of the schedule.

QTY M(1) : Quantity

A segment to specify pertinent quantities relating to the schedule and pattern established in the SCC segment e.g. delivery quantity.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment indicating the date/time details relating to the quantity and schedule details in the SCC/QTY segments. This segment may be repeated to indicate date/time ranges, e.g. start and end dates for a delivery pattern, or delivery window.

SG51 C(100) : RCS-RFF-DTM-FTX

A group of segments identifying any rules, laws or regulations with which the supplier must comply to meet requirements e.g. building regulations, safety requirements, etc.

RCS M(1) : Requirements and conditions

A segment to enable industry or national requirements to be specified.

RFF C(5) : Reference

A segment identifying the referenced document by its number and where appropriate, a line number.

DTM C(5) : Date/time/period

A segment indicating the date/time details relating to the references.

FTX C(5) : Free text

A segment with free text information, in coded or clear form, used when additional information is needed but cannot be accommodated within other segments. In computer to computer exchanges such text will normally require the receiver to process this segment manually.

SG52 C(10) : STG-SG53

A group of segments indicating information (quantity and amount) for the calculation of the amortization.

STG M(1) : Stages

A segment providing information related to the kind of stage in a process, the total number of stages and the current stage.

SG53 C(3) : QTY-MOA

A group of segment indicating quantity and monetary amount related to STG.

QTY M(1) : Quantity

A segment giving information on quantity relating to STG.

MOA C(1) : Monetary amount

A segment giving information on monetary amount relating to STG.

UNS M(1) : Section control

A service segment placed at the start of the summary section to avoid segment collision.

MOA C(12) : Monetary amount

A segment giving the total amounts for the whole order message.

CNT C(10) : Control total

A segment by which control totals may be provided by the sender for checking by the receiver.

SG54 C(10) : ALC-ALI-MOA

A group of segments specifying allowances and charges summary totals for the order.

ALC M(1) : Allowance or charge

A segment identifying the charge or allowance type to be summarised.

ALI C(1) : Additional information

A segment indicating that allowance or charge specified is subject to special conditions owing to origin, customs preference or commercial factors.

MOA M(2) : Monetary amount

A segment specifying the summary amount for the allowance or charge.

UNT M(1) : Message trailer

A service segment ending a message, giving the total number of segments in the message and the control reference number of the message.

Message structure

UNH, Message header                           M        1
BGM, Beginning of message                     M        1
DTM, Date/time/period                         M       35
PAI, Payment instructions                     C        1
ALI, Additional information                   C        5
IMD, Item description                         C        1
FTX, Free text                                C       99

--- Segment Group 1 ------------------------- C       10 -------+
RFF, Reference                                M        1        |
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 2 ------------------------- C       99 -------+
NAD, Name and address                         M        1        |
LOC, Place/location identification            C       25        |
FII, Financial institution information        C        5        |
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 3 ------------------------- C       10 ------+|
RFF, Reference                                M        1       ||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 4 ------------------------- C        5 ------+|
DOC, Document/message details                 M        1       ||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 5 ------------------------- C        5 ------+|
CTA, Contact information                      M        1       ||
COM, Communication contact                    C        5       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------++

--- Segment Group 6 ------------------------- C        5 -------+
TAX, Duty/tax/fee details                     M        1        |
MOA, Monetary amount                          C        1        |
LOC, Place/location identification            C        5        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 7 ------------------------- C        5 -------+
CUX, Currencies                               M        1        |
PCD, Percentage details                       C        5        |
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 8 ------------------------- C       10 -------+
PAT, Payment terms basis                      M        1        |
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5        |
PCD, Percentage details                       C        1        |
MOA, Monetary amount                          C        1        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 9 ------------------------- C       10 -------+
TDT, Details of transport                     M        1        |
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 10 ------------------------ C       10 ------+|
LOC, Place/location identification            M        1       ||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------++

--- Segment Group 11 ------------------------ C        5 -------+
TOD, Terms of delivery or transport           M        1        |
LOC, Place/location identification            C        2        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 12 ------------------------ C       10 -------+
PAC, Package                                  M        1        |
MEA, Measurements                             C        5        |
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 13 ------------------------ C        5 ------+|
PCI, Package identification                   M        1       ||
RFF, Reference                                C        1       ||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5       ||
GIN, Goods identity number                    C       10       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------++

--- Segment Group 14 ------------------------ C       10 -------+
EQD, Equipment details                        M        1        |
HAN, Handling instructions                    C        5        |
MEA, Measurements                             C        5        |
FTX, Free text                                C        5        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 15 ------------------------ C       10 -------+
SCC, Scheduling conditions                    M        1        |
FTX, Free text                                C        5        |
RFF, Reference                                C        5        |
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 16 ------------------------ C       10 ------+|
QTY, Quantity                                 M        1       ||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------++

--- Segment Group 17 ------------------------ C       25 -------+
APR, Additional price information             M        1        |
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5        |
RNG, Range details                            C        1        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 18 ------------------------ C       15 -------+
ALC, Allowance or charge                      M        1        |
ALI, Additional information                   C        5        |
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5        |
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 19 ------------------------ C        1 ------+|
QTY, Quantity                                 M        1       ||
RNG, Range details                            C        1       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 20 ------------------------ C        1 ------+|
PCD, Percentage details                       M        1       ||
RNG, Range details                            C        1       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 21 ------------------------ C        2 ------+|
MOA, Monetary amount                          M        1       ||
RNG, Range details                            C        1       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 22 ------------------------ C        1 ------+|
RTE, Rate details                             M        1       ||
RNG, Range details                            C        1       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 23 ------------------------ C        5 ------+|
TAX, Duty/tax/fee details                     M        1       ||
MOA, Monetary amount                          C        1       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------++

--- Segment Group 24 ------------------------ C      100 -------+
RCS, Requirements and conditions              M        1        |
RFF, Reference                                C        5        |
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5        |
FTX, Free text                                C        5        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+

--- Segment Group 25 ------------------------ C   200000 -------+
LIN, Line item                                M        1        |
PIA, Additional product id                    C       25        |
IMD, Item description                         C       99        |
MEA, Measurements                             C        5        |
QTY, Quantity                                 C       10        |
PCD, Percentage details                       C        5        |
ALI, Additional information                   C        5        |
DTM, Date/time/period                         C       35        |
MOA, Monetary amount                          C       10        |
GIN, Goods identity number                    C     1000        |
GIR, Related identification numbers           C     1000        |
QVR, Quantity variances                       C        1        |
DOC, Document/message details                 C        5        |
PAI, Payment instructions                     C        1        |
FTX, Free text                                C       99        |
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 26 ------------------------ C      999 ------+|
CCI, Characteristic/class id                  M        1       ||
CAV, Characteristic value                     C       10       ||
MEA, Measurements                             C       10       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 27 ------------------------ C       10 ------+|
PAT, Payment terms basis                      M        1       ||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5       ||
PCD, Percentage details                       C        1       ||
MOA, Monetary amount                          C        1       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 28 ------------------------ C       25 ------+|
PRI, Price details                            M        1       ||
CUX, Currencies                               C        1       ||
APR, Additional price information             C        1       ||
RNG, Range details                            C        1       ||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 29 ------------------------ C       10 ------+|
RFF, Reference                                M        1       ||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 30 ------------------------ C       10 ------+|
PAC, Package                                  M        1       ||
MEA, Measurements                             C        5       ||
QTY, Quantity                                 C        5       ||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5       ||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 31 ------------------------ C        1 -----+||
RFF, Reference                                M        1      |||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------+||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 32 ------------------------ C        5 -----+||
PCI, Package identification                   M        1      |||
RFF, Reference                                C        1      |||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5      |||
GIN, Goods identity number                    C       10      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------++|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 33 ------------------------ C     9999 ------+|
LOC, Place/location identification            M        1       ||
QTY, Quantity                                 C        1       ||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 34 ------------------------ C       10 ------+|
TAX, Duty/tax/fee details                     M        1       ||
MOA, Monetary amount                          C        1       ||
LOC, Place/location identification            C        5       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 35 ------------------------ C       99 ------+|
NAD, Name and address                         M        1       ||
LOC, Place/location identification            C        5       ||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 36 ------------------------ C        5 -----+||
RFF, Reference                                M        1      |||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------+||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 37 ------------------------ C        5 -----+||
DOC, Document/message details                 M        1      |||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------+||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 38 ------------------------ C        5 -----+||
CTA, Contact information                      M        1      |||
COM, Communication contact                    C        5      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------++|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 39 ------------------------ C       99 ------+|
ALC, Allowance or charge                      M        1       ||
ALI, Additional information                   C        5       ||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5       ||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 40 ------------------------ C        1 -----+||
QTY, Quantity                                 M        1      |||
RNG, Range details                            C        1      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------+||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 41 ------------------------ C        1 -----+||
PCD, Percentage details                       M        1      |||
RNG, Range details                            C        1      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------+||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 42 ------------------------ C        2 -----+||
MOA, Monetary amount                          M        1      |||
RNG, Range details                            C        1      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------+||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 43 ------------------------ C        1 -----+||
RTE, Rate details                             M        1      |||
RNG, Range details                            C        1      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------+||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 44 ------------------------ C        5 -----+||
TAX, Duty/tax/fee details                     M        1      |||
MOA, Monetary amount                          C        1      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------++|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 45 ------------------------ C       10 ------+|
TDT, Details of transport                     M        1       ||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 46 ------------------------ C       10 -----+||
LOC, Place/location identification            M        1      |||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------++|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 47 ------------------------ C        5 ------+|
TOD, Terms of delivery or transport           M        1       ||
LOC, Place/location identification            C        2       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 48 ------------------------ C       10 ------+|
EQD, Equipment details                        M        1       ||
HAN, Handling instructions                    C        5       ||
MEA, Measurements                             C        5       ||
FTX, Free text                                C        5       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 49 ------------------------ C      100 ------+|
SCC, Scheduling conditions                    M        1       ||
FTX, Free text                                C        5       ||
RFF, Reference                                C        5       ||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 50 ------------------------ C       10 -----+||
QTY, Quantity                                 M        1      |||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------++|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 51 ------------------------ C      100 ------+|
RCS, Requirements and conditions              M        1       ||
RFF, Reference                                C        5       ||
DTM, Date/time/period                         C        5       ||
FTX, Free text                                C        5       ||
---- ----------------------------------------------------------+|
                                                                |
--- Segment Group 52 ------------------------ C       10 ------+|
STG, Stages                                   M        1       ||
                                                               ||
--- Segment Group 53 ------------------------ C        3 -----+||
QTY, Quantity                                 M        1      |||
MOA, Monetary amount                          C        1      |||
---- ---------------------------------------------------------+++
UNS, Section control                          M        1
MOA, Monetary amount                          C       12
CNT, Control total                            C       10

--- Segment Group 54 ------------------------ C       10 -------+
ALC, Allowance or charge                      M        1        |
ALI, Additional information                   C        1        |
MOA, Monetary amount                          M        2        |
---- -----------------------------------------------------------+
UNT, Message trailer                          M        1