244 Product Source Information

Functional Group PN

X12M Supply Chain Subcommittee

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Product Source Information Transaction Set (244) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. This transaction can be used to transmit classification and categorization data of company's products, processes, and facilities to existing and prospective trading partners or listing agencies.


Max use
Transaction Set HeaderMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
Beginning SegmentMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the beginning of a transaction set
NM1 Loop
Repeat >1
Individual or Organizational NameMandatory
Max 1
To supply the full name of an individual or organizational entity
The NM1 segment identifies the source responsible for the creation of the information.
Date/Time ReferenceMandatory
Max 1
To specify pertinent dates and times
N1 Loop
Repeat >1
Max 1
To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code
The N1 segment identifies the Organization attributed to the information.
BSF Loop
Repeat >1
Business FunctionMandatory
Max 1
To transmit basic data identifying the function performed at a facility
NX2 Loop
Repeat >1
Location ID ComponentMandatory
Max 1
To define types and values of a geographic location
Communication Contact InformationOptional
Max >1
To specify a communication contact number
PID Loop
Repeat >1
Product/Item DescriptionMandatory
Max 1
To describe a product or process in coded or free-form format
Characteristic/Class IDOptional
Max 1
To specify the general class or specific characteristic upon which test results are being reported or are to be taken
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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