423 Rail Industrial Switch List

Functional Group RL

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Rail Industrial Switch List Transaction Set (423) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set is intended solely for producing switch lists and equipment notifications. It is not for recording release times and the ordering of empty equipment. It is also to provide switching information agreed to between customer and carrier to show car identity, placement, pull and destination information.

Heading

Position
Segment
Name
Max use
0100
Transaction Set HeaderMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
0150
Beginning SegmentMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the beginning of a transaction set
0200
Date/Time ReferenceOptional
Max 3
To specify pertinent dates and times
0230
Industry CodeOptional
Max 1
Code to transmit standard industry codes
0260
QuantityOptional
Max 3
To specify quantity information
N1 Loop
Repeat 5
0300
NameMandatory
Max 1
To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code
0500
Address InformationOptional
Max 1
To specify the location of the named party
0600
Geographic LocationOptional
Max 1
To specify the geographic place of the named party
0700
Administrative Communications ContactOptional
Max 1
To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed
LX Loop
Repeat 150
0800
Assigned NumberMandatory
Max 1
To reference a line number in a transaction set
0900
Placement/Pull DataOptional
Max 1
To define the status and positioning of cars within the location
N7 Loop
Repeat 500
1000
Equipment DetailsMandatory
Max 1
To identify the equipment
1020
Yes/No QuestionOptional
Max 10
To identify and answer yes and no questions, including the date, time, and comments further qualifying the condition
1030
Date/Time ReferenceOptional
Max 10
To specify pertinent dates and times
1050
Placement/Pull DataOptional
Max 1
To define the status and positioning of cars within the location
1060
Route InformationOptional
Max 1
To specify carrier and routing sequences and details
1080
NameOptional
Max 1
To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code
1090
Geographic LocationOptional
Max 1
To specify the geographic place of the named party
1100
Description, Marks and NumbersOptional
Max 5
To specify the line item in terms of description, quantity, packaging, and marks and numbers
1200
Destination StationOptional
Max 1
To identify the rail destination of the shipment
1300
Origin StationOptional
Max 1
To identify the rail origin of the shipment
1310
Administrative Communications ContactOptional
Max 2
To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed
1320
Hazardous Classification InformationOptional
Max 2
To specify the hazardous notation and endorsement information
1330
Hazardous CertificationOptional
Max 6
To specify the name of the person certifying that the shipment complies with the regulations and/or the actual certification
1350
QuantityOptional
Max 2
To specify quantity information
1370
Reference IdentificationOptional
Max 10
To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
LH1 Loop
Repeat 1000
1500
Hazardous Identification InformationMandatory
Max 1
To specify the hazardous commodity identification reference number and quantity
1600
Hazardous Classification InformationOptional
Max 4
To specify the hazardous notation and endorsement information
1700
Hazardous Material Shipping NameOptional
Max 10
To specify the hazardous material shipping name and additional descriptive requirements
1800
Freeform Hazardous Material InformationOptional
Max 20
To uniquely identify the variable information required by government regulation covering the transportation of hazardous material shipments
1900
EPA Required DataOptional
Max 3
To specify the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) information relating to shipments of hazardous material
2000
Canadian Dangerous RequirementsOptional
Max 1
To specify additional Transport Canada requirements covering transportation of dangerous goods in Canada
2100
Transborder Hazardous RequirementsOptional
Max 3
To specify the placard information required by the second government agency when shipment is to cross into another country
2200
Hazardous Material Identifying Reference NumbersOptional
Max 5
To transmit specific hazardous material reference numbers
2300
Administrative Communications ContactOptional
Max 5
To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed
N1 Loop
Repeat 10
2320
NameMandatory
Max 1
To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code
2340
Address InformationOptional
Max 2
To specify the location of the named party
2360
Geographic LocationOptional
Max 1
To specify the geographic place of the named party
2380
Administrative Communications ContactOptional
Max 2
To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed
3000
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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