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EDI 456 Railroad Equipment Inquiry or Advice

Functional Group EI

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Railroad Equipment Inquiry or Advice Transaction Set (456) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used in the following ways: (1) for a provider of equipment or transportation service to provide information to a qualified customer; (2) for a qualified customer to inquire as to the location of equipment or shipments; and (3) for one company to provide another company with equipment or shipment information.


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

  2. To identify functions and provide control information required for the Equipment Inquiry or Advice Transaction Set

  3. LX Loop Optional
    Repeat 99
    1. To reference a line number in a transaction set

    2. To identify the equipment

    3. To identify the car service directive or other car movement instructions applicable to the empty movement of the car

    4. To identify the scale type and the location and time a shipment is weighed

    5. To transmit scale information

    6. To specify the chassis equipment details in terms of identifying numbers, weights, and ownership

    7. To identify the waybill and to specify the equipment used and the destination details

    8. To identify the rail origin of the shipment

    9. To identify the rail destination of the shipment

    10. To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

    11. To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

    12. To specify special handling instructions in coded or free-form format

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

    14. To specify carrier and routing sequences and details

    15. To transmit basic data relating to car scheduling information

    16. To identify the service commitment schedules

    17. To transmit scheduled events such as arrivals, departures, and interchange times

    18. VC Loop Optional
      Repeat 21
      1. To define motor vehicle identification and logistics

      2. To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

    19. S1 Loop Optional
      Repeat 10
      1. To identify a stop-off party

      2. To specify location details for a stop-off

    20. ER Loop Optional
      Repeat 99
      1. To supply information regarding movement of shipments

      2. To cross-reference additional equipment to a primary piece of equipment

      3. To specify the chassis equipment details in terms of identifying numbers, weights, and ownership

      4. To provide detail information regarding the dynamic condition of equipment

  4. 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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