BIG Beginning Segment for Invoice

To indicate the beginning of an invoice transaction set and transmit identifying numbers and dates

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
BIG01
Date
Date (DT)
Mandatory
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BIG01 is the invoice issue date.
BIG02
Invoice Number
String (AN)
Mandatory
1
22
1
Identifying number assigned by issuer
BIG03
Date
Date (DT)
Optional
8
8
1
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
BIG03 is the date assigned by the purchaser to purchase order.
BIG04
Purchase Order Number
String (AN)
Optional
1
22
1
Identifying number for Purchase Order assigned by the orderer/purchaser
BIG05
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
BIG06
Change Order Sequence Number
String (AN)
Optional
1
8
1
Number assigned by the orderer identifying a specific change or revision to a previously transmitted transaction set
BIG07
Transaction Type Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code specifying the type of transaction
BIG07 is used only to further define the type of invoice when needed.
BIG08
Transaction Set Purpose Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
1
Code identifying purpose of transaction set
BIG09
Action Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
2
1
Code indicating type of action
BIG10
Invoice Number
String (AN)
Optional
1
22
1
Identifying number assigned by issuer
BIG10 is the consolidated invoice number associated with the invoice identified in BIG02. When BIG07 contains code CI (Consolidated Invoice), BIG02 will contain the consolidated invoice number and BIG10 is not used.
BIG11
Hierarchical Structure Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
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

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