BEG Beginning Segment for Purchase Order

To indicate the beginning of the Purchase Order Transaction Set and transmit identifying numbers and dates

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
BEG01
Transaction Set Purpose Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
1
Code identifying purpose of transaction set
BEG02
Purchase Order Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
1
Code specifying the type of Purchase Order
BEG03
Purchase Order Number
String (AN)
Mandatory
1
22
1
Identifying number for Purchase Order assigned by the orderer/purchaser
BEG04
Release Number
String (AN)
Optional
1
30
1
Number identifying a release against a Purchase Order previously placed by the parties involved in the transaction
BEG05
Date
Date (DT)
Mandatory
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BEG05 is the date assigned by the purchaser to purchase order.
BEG06
Contract Number
String (AN)
Optional
1
30
1
Contract number
BEG07
Acknowledgment Type
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code specifying the type of acknowledgment
BEG08
Invoice Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
3
3
1
Code defining the method by which invoices are to be processed
BEG09
Contract Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code identifying a contract type
BEG10
Purchase Category
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code identifying the broad category of products or services being acquired
BEG11
Security Level Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code indicating the level of confidentiality assigned by the sender to the information following
BEG12
Transaction Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code specifying the type of transaction

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