L5 Description, Marks and Numbers

To specify the line item in terms of description, quantity, packaging, and marks and numbers.

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
L501
Lading Line Item Number
Numeric (N0)
Optional
1
3
-
Sequential line number for a lading item.
If either L503 or L504 is present, then the other is required.
L502
Lading Description
String (AN)
Conditional
1
50
-
Description of an item as required for rating and billing purposes.
L503
Commodity Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
16
-
Code describing a commodity or group of commodities.
L503 and L504 are "Paired" data elements. If one is used, both must be used except for rail transaction sets where STCC is understood.
L504
Commodity Code Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
1
-
Code identifying the commodity coding system used for Commodity Code.
L505
Packaging Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
5
5
-
Code identifying the type of packaging. Part 1. Packaging form. Part 2. Packaging Material.
L506
Marks and Numbers
String (AN)
Optional
1
45
-
Marks and numbers used to identify a shipment or parts of a shipment.
L507
Marks and Numbers Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
2
-
Code specifying the application or source of Marks and Numbers (87).

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