BGN Beginning Segment

To indicate the beginning of a transaction set

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
BGN01
Transaction Set Purpose Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
1
Code identifying purpose of transaction set
BGN02
Reference Identification
String (AN)
Mandatory
1
50
1
Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
BGN02 is the transaction set reference number.
BGN03
Date
Date (DT)
Mandatory
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BGN03 is the transaction set date.
BGN04
Time
Time (TM)
Conditional
4
8
1
Time expressed in 24-hour clock time as follows: HHMM, or HHMMSS, or HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD, where H = hours (00-23), M = minutes (00-59), S = integer seconds (00-59) and DD = decimal seconds; decimal seconds are expressed as follows: D = tenths (0-9) and DD = hundredths (00-99)
BGN04 is the transaction set time.
BGN05
Time Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code identifying the time. In accordance with International Standards Organization standard 8601, time can be specified by a + or - and an indication in hours in relation to Universal Time Coordinate (UTC) time; since + is a restricted character, + and - are substituted by P and M in the codes that follow
C0504: If BGN-05 is present, then BGN-04 is required
BGN05 is the transaction set time qualifier.
BGN06
Reference Identification
String (AN)
Optional
1
50
1
Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
BGN06 is the transaction set reference number of a previously sent transaction affected by the current transaction.
BGN07
Transaction Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code specifying the type of transaction
BGN08
Action Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
2
1
Code indicating type of action
BGN09
Security Level Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code indicating the level of confidentiality assigned by the sender to the information following

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