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Functional Group TX

X12C Communications and Controls Subcommittee

This standard provides the format and establishes the data contents of a text transaction set. The text transaction set provides users with a capability to electronically move messages, contracts, explanations and other one-time communications. It is the intent of this transaction set to provide electronic communication (messages) for people, not for computer processing. The use of the transaction set to transmit quasi or unique transaction set standards is discouraged. The use of the text transaction set demands of the sender certain detailed information about the recipient. The transaction set's purpose is to provide communication to the recipient in some human-readable form. The recipient's network will dictate what capabilities are available for delivery of the information. It is the responsibility of the sender to obtain this information and include it in the transmission.

Heading

Position
Segment
Name
Max use
  1. To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number

  2. To indicate the beginning of a text message transaction set.

  3. To specify pertinent dates and times

  4. N1 Loop Optional
    Repeat 200
    1. To identify a party by type of organization, name and code

    2. To specify additional names or those longer than 35 characters in length

    3. To specify the location of the named party

    4. To specify the geographic place of the named party

    5. To specify identifying numbers.

    6. To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

Detail

Position
Segment
Name
Max use
  1. MIT Loop Mandatory
    Repeat 200
    1. To identify the beginning of a specific message and to allow the identification of a subject for the message.

    2. N1 Loop Optional
      Repeat 200
      1. To identify a party by type of organization, name and code

      2. To specify additional names or those longer than 35 characters in length

      3. To specify the location of the named party

      4. To specify the geographic place of the named party

      5. To specify identifying numbers.

      6. To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

    3. To provide a free form format that would allow the transmission of text information.

Summary

Position
Segment
Name
Max 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).

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