B4 Beginning Segment for Inquiry or Reply

To transmit identifying numbers, dates, and other basic data relating to the transaction set

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
B401
Special Handling Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
3
-
Code specifying special transportation handling instructions
B402
Inquiry Request Number
Numeric (N0)
Optional
1
3
-
Identifying number assigned by inquirer
B403
Status Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
2
-
Code indicating the status of a shipment
B404
Date
Date (DT)
Optional
6
6
-
Date (YYMMDD)
B404 is the date of last reported status of cargo.
B405
Status Time
Time (TM)
Optional
4
4
-
Time (HHMM) of last reported status of cargo
B406
Status Location
String (AN)
Optional
3
5
-
Air shipment: Airport code for last reported status for a shipment; (Note: If the shipment is in-flight, the status location is the origin airport for this flight) Ground transportation: Code of carrier's terminal
B407
Equipment Initial
String (AN)
Conditional
1
4
-
Prefix or alphabetic part of an equipment unit's identifying number
P0708: If either B4-07 or B4-08 is present, then the other is required
B408
Equipment Number
String (AN)
Conditional
1
10
-
Sequencing or serial part of an equipment unit's identifying number (pure numeric form for equipment number is preferred)
B409
Equipment Status Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
2
-
Code indicating status of equipment
B410
Equipment Type
Identifier (ID)
Optional
4
4
-
Code identifying equipment type
B411
Location Identifier
String (AN)
Conditional
1
30
-
Code which identifies a specific location
P1112: If either B4-11 or B4-12 is present, then the other is required
B412
Location Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
2
-
Code identifying type of location
B413
Equipment Number Check Digit
Numeric (N0)
Optional
1
1
-
Number which designates the check digit applied to a piece of equipment

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