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X12 418 Rail Advance Interchange Consist

X12 Release 7030

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Rail Advance Interchange Consist Transaction Set (418) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to transmit advance information on equipment being interchanged to a connection rail carrier, from a consignor or to a consignee.

Delimiters
  • ~ Segment
  • * Element
  • > Component
  • ^ Repetition
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Overview
ISA
-
Interchange Control Header
Max use 1
Required
GS
-
Functional Group Header
Max use 1
Required
heading
ST
0100
Transaction Set Header
Max use 1
Required
BAX
0200
Beginning Segment for Advance Consist and Transportation Automatic Equipment ID
Max use 1
Required
W1 Loop
W1
0300
Block Identification
Max use 1
Required
W2 Loop
SE
2500
Transaction Set Trailer
Max use 1
Required
GE
-
Functional Group Trailer
Max use 1
Required
IEA
-
Interchange Control Trailer
Max use 1
Required
ISA

Interchange Control Header

RequiredMax use 1

To start and identify an interchange of zero or more functional groups and interchange-related control segments

Example
ISA-01
I01
Authorization Information Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying the type of information in the Authorization Information

00
No Authorization Information Present (No Meaningful Information in I02)
ISA-02
I02
Authorization Information
Required
String (AN)
Min 10Max 10

Information used for additional identification or authorization of the interchange sender or the data in the interchange; the type of information is set by the Authorization Information Qualifier (I01)

ISA-03
I03
Security Information Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying the type of information in the Security Information

00
No Security Information Present (No Meaningful Information in I04)
ISA-04
I04
Security Information
Required
String (AN)
Min 10Max 10

This is used for identifying the security information about the interchange sender or the data in the interchange; the type of information is set by the Security Information Qualifier (I03)

ISA-05
I05
Interchange ID Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code indicating the system/method of code structure used to designate the sender or receiver ID element being qualified

Codes
ISA-06
I06
Interchange Sender ID
Required
String (AN)
Min 15Max 15

Identification code published by the sender for other parties to use as the receiver ID to route data to them; the sender always codes this value in the sender ID element

ISA-07
I05
Interchange ID Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code indicating the system/method of code structure used to designate the sender or receiver ID element being qualified

Codes
ISA-08
I07
Interchange Receiver ID
Required
String (AN)
Min 15Max 15

Identification code published by the receiver of the data; When sending, it is used by the sender as their sending ID, thus other parties sending to them will use this as a receiving ID to route data to them

ISA-09
I08
Interchange Date
Required
Date (DT)
YYMMDD format

Date of the interchange

ISA-10
I09
Interchange Time
Required
Time (TM)
HHMM format

Time of the interchange

ISA-11
I65
Repetition Separator
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 1

Type is not applicable; the repetition separator is a delimiter and not a data element; this field provides the delimiter used to separate repeated occurrences of a simple data element or a composite data structure; this value must be different than the data element separator, component element separator, and the segment terminator

^
Repetition Separator
ISA-12
I11
Interchange Control Version Number Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying the version number of the interchange control segments

00703
Standards Approved for Publication by ASC X12 Procedures Review Board through October 2014
ISA-13
I12
Interchange Control Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 9Max 9

A control number assigned by the interchange sender

ISA-14
I13
Acknowledgment Requested Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code indicating sender's request for an interchange acknowledgment

0
No Interchange Acknowledgment Requested
1
Interchange Acknowledgment Requested (TA1)
2
Interchange Acknowledgment Requested only when Interchange is "Rejected Because Of Errors"
3
Interchange Acknowledgment Requested only when Interchange is "Rejected Because Of Errors" or "Accepted but Errors are Noted"
ISA-15
I14
Interchange Usage Indicator Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 1

Code indicating whether data enclosed by this interchange envelope is test, production or information

I
Information
P
Production Data
T
Test Data
ISA-16
I15
Component Element Separator
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 1

Type is not applicable; the component element separator is a delimiter and not a data element; this field provides the delimiter used to separate component data elements within a composite data structure; this value must be different than the data element separator and the segment terminator

>
Component Element Separator

Functional Group Header

RequiredMax use 1

To indicate the beginning of a functional group and to provide control information

Example
GS-01
479
Functional Identifier Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying a group of application related transaction sets

IC
Rail Advance Interchange Consist (418)
GS-02
142
Application Sender's Code
Required
String (AN)
Min 2Max 15

Code identifying party sending transmission; codes agreed to by trading partners

GS-03
124
Application Receiver's Code
Required
String (AN)
Min 2Max 15

Code identifying party receiving transmission; codes agreed to by trading partners

Required
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

Required
Time (TM)
HHMM, HHMMSS, HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD format

Time expressed in 24-hour clock time as follows: HHMM, or HHMMSS, or HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD, where H = hours (00-23), M = minutes (00-59), S = integer seconds (00-59) and DD = decimal seconds; decimal seconds are expressed as follows: D = tenths (0-9) and DD = hundredths (00-99)

GS-06
28
Group Control Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 9

Assigned number originated and maintained by the sender

GS-07
455
Responsible Agency Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 2

Code identifying the issuer of the standard; this code is used in conjunction with Data Element 480

T
Transportation Data Coordinating Committee (TDCC)
X
Accredited Standards Committee X12
GS-08
480
Version / Release / Industry Identifier Code
Required
String (AN)

Code indicating the version, release, subrelease, and industry identifier of the EDI standard being used, including the GS and GE segments; if code in DE455 in GS segment is X, then in DE 480 positions 1-3 are the version number; positions 4-6 are the release and subrelease, level of the version; and positions 7-12 are the industry or trade association identifiers (optionally assigned by user); if code in DE455 in GS segment is T, then other formats are allowed

007030
Standards Approved for Publication by ASC X12 Procedures Review Board through October 2015

Heading

ST
0100
Heading > ST

Transaction Set Header

RequiredMax use 1

To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number

Example
ST-01
143
Transaction Set Identifier Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying a Transaction Set

  • The transaction set identifier (ST01) is used by the translation routines of the interchange partners to select the appropriate transaction set definition (e.g., 810 selects the Invoice Transaction Set).
418
Rail Advance Interchange Consist
ST-02
329
Transaction Set Control Number
Required
Numeric (N)
Min 4Max 9

Identifying control number that must be unique within the transaction set functional group assigned by the originator for a transaction set

BAX
0200
Heading > BAX

Beginning Segment for Advance Consist and Transportation Automatic Equipment ID

RequiredMax use 1

To transmit identifying numbers, dates, and other basic data relating to the transaction set

  • BAX01 is the to location Standard Point Location Code (SPLC).
  • If BAX02 = "T" (Train Consist), then BAX06 must not be blank.
Usage notes

Example: BAX072400T139201806211500ABCD CN*072400

Example
BAX-01
154
Standard Point Location Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 6Max 9

Code specifying the Standard Point Location code defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city

BAX-02
579
Type of Consist Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code indicating the type of consist

T
Train (Normal Advanced)
BAX-03
374
Date/Time Qualifier
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code specifying type of date or time, or both date and time

139
Estimated
Required
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

Required
Time (TM)
HHMM, HHMMSS, HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD format

Time expressed in 24-hour clock time as follows: HHMM, or HHMMSS, or HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD, where H = hours (00-23), M = minutes (00-59), S = integer seconds (00-59) and DD = decimal seconds; decimal seconds are expressed as follows: D = tenths (0-9) and DD = hundredths (00-99)

BAX-06
41
Interchange Train Identification
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 10

Train identification (free-form)

BAX-07
154
Standard Point Location Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 6Max 9

Code specifying the Standard Point Location code defined by National Motor Freight Tariff Association (NMFTA) or the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) point development group as the official code assigned to a city or point (for ratemaking purposes) within a city

W1 Loop
OptionalMax >1
W1
0300
Heading > W1 Loop > W1

Block Identification

RequiredMax use 1

To identify the block identification of a specific cut of cars relating to this interchange report

Usage notes

Example: W1*CUT

Example
W1-01
42
Block Identifier
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 12

Identifier for a block of cars

W2 Loop
RequiredMax >1
W2
0400
Heading > W1 Loop > W2 Loop > W2

Equipment Identification

RequiredMax use 1

To identify equipment and the commodity being carried

Usage notes

Example: W2ACFX494413742214RRW*********C113

Example
W2-01
206
Equipment Initial
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 4

Prefix or alphabetic part of an equipment unit's identifying number

W2-02
207
Equipment Number
Required
String (AN)
Min 1Max 15

Sequencing or serial part of an equipment unit's identifying number (pure numeric form for equipment number is preferred)

W2-03
22
Commodity Code
Optional
String (AN)
Min 1Max 30

Code describing a commodity or group of commodities

  • Commodity code (W203) is STCC.
W2-04
40
Equipment Description Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code identifying type of equipment used for shipment

RR
Rail Car
W2-05
578
Equipment Status Code
Required
Identifier (ID)

Code indicating status of equipment

W
Revenue Empty
W2-15
301
Car Type Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 4

Code specifying type of rail car or intermodal equipment type and its general characteristics

W3
0500
Heading > W1 Loop > W2 Loop > W3

Consignee Information

OptionalMax use 7

To provide sufficient waybill information for delivery of shipment

Example
If either Waybill Number (W3-01) or Date (W3-02) is present, then the other is required
If either City Name (W3-04) or State or Province Code (W3-05) is present, then the other is required
W3-01
186
Waybill Number
Optional
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 6

Carrier accounting number of the waybill for the inbound movement

Optional
Date (DT)
CCYYMMDD format

Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year

  • W302 is the waybill date.
W3-03
576
Abbreviated Customer Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 12

Customer name in abbreviated form

W3-04
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

W3-05
156
State or Province Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code specifying the Standard State/Province as defined by appropriate government agency

W4
0700
Heading > W1 Loop > W2 Loop > W4

Consignor Information

OptionalMax use 1

To provide sufficient information to identify the origin of shipment

Usage notes

Example: W4FRONTLINE RAABCD75454HAGUE*SK

Example
If either Standard Carrier Alpha Code (W4-02) or Freight Station Accounting Code (W4-03) is present, then the other is required
At least one of Standard Carrier Alpha Code (W4-02) or City Name (W4-04) is required
If either City Name (W4-04) or State or Province Code (W4-05) is present, then the other is required
W4-01
576
Abbreviated Customer Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 12

Customer name in abbreviated form

W4-02
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Code identifying the Standard Carrier Alpha Code

W4-03
573
Freight Station Accounting Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 1Max 5

Code specifying the Freight Station Accounting code assigned for AAR Managed Codes for Locations

W4-04
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • W404 and W405 are not required if W402 and W403 are supplied.
W4-05
156
State or Province Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 2

Code specifying the Standard State/Province as defined by appropriate government agency

W5
0800
Heading > W1 Loop > W2 Loop > W5

Carrier and Route Information

OptionalMax use 4

To specify carrier and routing sequences and details

Usage notes

Example: W5ABCDSKATN*CN

Example
W5-01
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Required
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Code identifying the Standard Carrier Alpha Code

W5-02
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

  • W502, W504, and W506 is the station or city name at which carriers interchange shipments.
W5-03
140
Standard Carrier Alpha Code
Optional
Identifier (ID)
Min 2Max 4

Code identifying the Standard Carrier Alpha Code

W5-04
19
City Name
Optional
String (AN)
Min 2Max 30

Free-form text for city name

W2 Loop end
W1 Loop end
SE
2500
Heading > SE

Transaction Set Trailer

RequiredMax use 1

To indicate the end of the transaction set and provide the count of the transmitted segments (including the beginning (ST) and ending (SE) segments)

Example
SE-01
96
Number of Included Segments
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 10

Total number of segments included in a transaction set including ST and SE segments

SE-02
329
Transaction Set Control Number
Required
Numeric (N)
Min 4Max 9

Identifying control number that must be unique within the transaction set functional group assigned by the originator for a transaction set

Heading end

Functional Group Trailer

RequiredMax use 1

To indicate the end of a functional group and to provide control information

Example
GE-01
97
Number of Transaction Sets Included
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 6

Total number of transaction sets included in the functional group or interchange (transmission) group terminated by the trailer containing this data element

GE-02
28
Group Control Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 9

Assigned number originated and maintained by the sender

Interchange Control Trailer

RequiredMax use 1

To define the end of an interchange of zero or more functional groups and interchange-related control segments

Example
IEA-01
I16
Number of Included Functional Groups
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 1Max 5

A count of the number of functional groups included in an interchange

IEA-02
I12
Interchange Control Number
Required
Numeric (N0)
Min 9Max 9

A control number assigned by the interchange sender

EDI Samples

Sample

ISA*00* *00* *ZZ*SENDER *ZZ*RECEIVER *231101*0143*^*00703*000000001*0*T*>
GS*IC*SENDERGS*RECEIVERGS*20231101*014331*000000001*X*007030
ST*418*435580001
BAX*072400*T*139*20180621*1500*ABCD CN*072400
W1*CUT
W2*ACFX*49441*3742214*RR*W**********C113
W3*69975*20180620*CN*SASKATOON*SK
W4*FRONTLINE RA*ABCD*75454*HAGUE*SK
W5*ABCD*SKATN*CN
W2*POTX*2482*3742214*RR*W**********C113
W3*69976*20180620*CN*SASKATOON*SK
W4*FRONTLINE RA*ABCD*75454*HAGUE*SK
W5*ABCD*SKATN*CN
W2*GACX*31849*3742214*RR*W**********C114
W3*69977*20180620*CN*SASKATOON*SK
W4*FRONTLINE RA*ABCD*75454*HAGUE*SK
W5*ABCD*SKATN*CN
W2*POTX*1211*3742214*RR*W**********C113
W3*69978*20180620*CN*SASKATOON*SK
W4*FRONTLINE RA*ABCD*75454*HAGUE*SK
W5*ABCD*SKATN*CN
W2*POTX*1699*3742214*RR*W**********C113
W3*69979*20180620*CN*SASKATOON*SK
W4*FRONTLINE RA*ABCD*75454*HAGUE*SK
W5*ABCD*SKATN*CN
W2*POTX*1703*3742214*RR*W**********C113
W3*69980*20180620*CN*SASKATOON*SK
W4*FRONTLINE RA*ABCD*75454*HAGUE*SK
W5*ABCD*SKATN*CN
W2*INTX*10045*3742214*RR*W**********C114
W3*69981*20180620*CN*SASKATOON*SK
W4*FRONTLINE RA*ABCD*75454*HAGUE*SK
W5*ABCD*SKATN*CN
W2*GACX*470114*3742214*RR*W**********C113
W3*69982*20180620*CN*SASKATOON*SK
W4*FRONTLINE RA*ABCD*75454*HAGUE*SK
W5*ABCD*SKATN*CN
SE*39*435580001
GE*1*000000001
IEA*1*000000001

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