620 Excavation Communication

Functional Group EX

X12M Supply Chain Subcommittee

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Excavation Communication Transaction Set (620) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used to communicate information related to excavations for the purposes of attaining either clearance for the excavation or to have the potentially impacted parties locate any affected assets and supervise the excavation process or both.

Heading

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

  2. To indicate the beginning of a transaction set

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

    The N1 segment is used to identify the sender and receiver.
  4. To specify identifying information

Detail

Position
Segment
Name
Max use
  1. EXI Loop Mandatory
    Repeat >1
    1. To supply excavation ticket information

    2. To specify pertinent dates and times

      The originator of the transaction set must use one iteration of the DTM segment to identify the ticket creation date or positive response creation date.
      The receiver will use the additional iterations of the DTM to define a date and time of forwarding creation.
    3. To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

    4. To define types and values of a geographic location

    5. To identify a physical property location

    6. To specify textual data

    7. To specify physical measurements or counts, including dimensions, tolerances, variances, and weights (See Figures Appendix for example of use of C001)

    8. N1 Loop Mandatory
      Repeat >1
      1. To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

        The N1 segment is used to identify parties associated with the excavation.
      2. To specify additional names

      3. To specify the location of the named party

      4. To specify the geographic place of the named party

      5. To provide a free-form format that allows the transmission of text information

      6. To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

      7. To specify pertinent dates and times

      8. LIE Loop Optional
        Repeat >1
        1. To provide an accurate description of where an individual was located or an event took place

          The LIE loop is used to provide physical location information related to the excavation
        2. To identify a physical property location

      9. LM Loop Optional
        Repeat >1
        1. To transmit standard code list identification information

          The LM segment is used to identify the one call agency.
        2. Code to transmit standard industry codes

  2. 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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