S001 Syntax identifier

Identification of the agency controlling the syntax, the syntax level and version number, and the service code directory.

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
010
Syntax identifier
A
Mandatory
4
4
-
Coded identification of the agency controlling the syntax, and of the character repertoire used in an interchange.
The data value consists of the letters 'UN', upper case, identifying the syntax controlling agency, directly followed by an a2 code identifying the character repertoire used.
020
Syntax version number
String (AN)
Mandatory
1
1
-
Version number of the syntax.
Shall be '4' to indicate this version of the syntax.
030
Service code list directory version number
String (AN)
Conditional
1
6
-
Version number of the service code list directory.
040
Character encoding, coded
String (AN)
Conditional
1
3
-
Coded identification of the character encoding used in the interchange.
To be used as specified in the partners' interchange agreement, for the purpose of identifying the character repertoire encoding technique used in the interchange (when the default encoding defined by the character repertoire's associated character set specification is not used).
050
Syntax release number
String (AN)
Conditional
2
2
-
The number of a syntax release (within an existing syntax version number).

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