AK4 Data Element Note

To report errors in a data element or composite data structure and identify the location of the data element

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
AK401
Position in Segment
Composite (composite)
Mandatory
1
01
Element Position in Segment
Numeric (N0)
Mandatory
1
2
-
This is used to indicate the relative position of a simple data element, or the relative position of a composite data structure with the relative position of the component within the composite data structure, in error; in the data segment the count starts with 1 for the simple data element or composite data structure immediately following the segment ID
02
Component Data Element Position in Composite
Numeric (N0)
Optional
1
2
-
To identify the component data element position within the composite that is in error
03
Repeating Data Element Position
Numeric (N0)
Optional
1
4
-
To identify the specific repetition of a data element that is in error
AK402
Data Element Reference Number
Numeric (N0)
Optional
1
4
1
Reference number used to locate the data element in the Data Element Dictionary
AK403
Data Element Syntax Error Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
1
3
1
Code indicating the error found after syntax edits of a data element
AK404
Copy of Bad Data Element
String (AN)
Optional
1
99
1
This is a copy of the data element in error
In no case shall a value be used for AK404 that would generate a syntax error, e.g., an invalid character.

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