188 Educational Course Inventory

Functional Group EC

X12F Finance Subcommittee

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Educational Course Inventory Transaction Set (188) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. This transaction set can be used by schools and school districts and by postsecondary educational institutions to request and to transmit information about educational courses that are currently being offered or that have been offered in the past by the school, school district or postsecondary institution.


Max use
Transaction Set HeaderMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
Educational Record PurposeMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the type of educational record or information being requested or being sent and to specify conditions under which it is being requested or was sent
N1 Loop
Repeat 2
Max 1
To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code
The N1 loop indicates the sending and receiving institutions.
Address InformationOptional
Max 1
To specify the location of the named party
Geographic LocationOptional
Max 1
To specify the geographic place of the named party
Administrative Communications ContactOptional
Max 1
To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed
CSE Loop
Repeat >1
Educational Course InformationMandatory
Max 1
To provide information on an educational course
The CSE loop indicates information about the educational course.
Date or Time or PeriodOptional
Max 10
To specify any or all of a date, a time, or a time period
Supplemental Course DataOptional
Max 10
To provide supplemental information on a course or a particular instance of a course
Reference IdentificationOptional
Max 10
To specify identifying information
The REF segment provides an additional identifier by which an educational course is known.
Message TextOptional
Max >1
To provide a free-form format that allows the transmission of text information
Transaction Set TrailerMandatory
Max 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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