EFI Electronic Format Identification

To provide basic information about the electronic format of the interchange data.

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
EFI01
Security Level Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
-
Code indicating the level of confidentiality assigned by the sender to the information following.
EFI02
Free-Form Message Text
String (AN)
Optional
1
264
-
Free-form message text.
EFI03
Security Technique Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
-
Code indicating that this element will be used to tell an EDI translator program which security tehnique to use.
EFI04
Version Identifier
String (AN)
Conditional
1
30
-
Revision level of a particular format, program, technique or algorithm.
EFI05
Program Identifier
String (AN)
Optional
1
30
-
Identifies the name of the software program from which the technical data originates.
If EFI05 is used then EFI04 must be used.
EFI06
Version Identifier
String (AN)
Conditional
1
30
-
Revision level of a particular format, program, technique or algorithm.
EFI07
Interchange Format
String (AN)
Optional
1
30
-
Industry or proprietary standard used to identify the format of the data.
If EFI07 is used then EFI06 must be used.
EFI08
Version Identifier
String (AN)
Conditional
1
30
-
Revision level of a particular format, program, technique or algorithm.
EFI09
Compression Technique
String (AN)
Optional
1
30
-
Identifies the digital data compression means and the type.
If EFI09 is used then EFI08 must be used.
EFI10
Drawing Sheet Size Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
-
Code indicating the drawing size and orientation of a technical drawing as specified and described in the current version of standards ANSI Y14.1 and ISO 5457 (E). See the listed ANSI and ISO standards for the maximum lengths for rolled sheets.*
EFI11
File Name
String (AN)
Optional
1
64
-
Name assigned or declared for a file or used by a program to identify a file. Exact format of the name depends on the computer operating system being used. Name also may be known as the file's ``data set name''.
EFI12
Block Type
String (AN)
Optional
1
4
-
Organization of a data block such as fixed length, variable length, spanned, etc. Synonym for ``data format''.
EFI13
Record Length
Numeric (N)
Optional
1
15
-
Quantity of characters or bytes in a record. Synonyms are ``logical record length'' and ``record size''.
EFI14
Block Length
Numeric (N)
Optional
1
5
-
Quantity of data elements in a block, usually specified in units such as records, words or characters. Synonym for ``block size''.

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