BHT Beginning of Hierarchical Transaction

To define the business hierarchical structure of the transaction set and identify the business application purpose and reference data, i.e., number, date, and time

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
BHT01
Hierarchical Structure Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
4
4
1
Code indicating the hierarchical application structure of a transaction set that utilizes the HL segment to define the structure of the transaction set
BHT02
Transaction Set Purpose Code
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
2
2
1
Code identifying purpose of transaction set
BHT03
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
BHT03 is the number assigned by the originator to identify the transaction within the originator's business application system.
BHT04
Date
Date (DT)
Optional
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BHT04 is the date the transaction was created within the business application system.
BHT05
Time
Time (TM)
Optional
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)
BHT05 is the time the transaction was created within the business application system.
BHT06
Transaction Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code specifying the type of transaction

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