L5 Description, Marks and Numbers

To specify the line item in terms of description, quantity, packaging, and marks and numbers

Position
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
L501
Lading Line Item Number
Numeric (N0)
Optional
1
3
1
Sequential line number for a lading item
L502
Lading Description
String (AN)
Optional
1
50
1
Description of an item as required for rating and billing purposes
L502 may be used to send quantity information as part of the product description.
L503
Commodity Code
String (AN)
Conditional
1
30
1
Code describing a commodity or group of commodities
P0304: If either L5-03 or L5-04 is present, then the other is required
L504
Commodity Code Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
1
1
Code identifying the commodity coding system used for Commodity Code
L505
Packaging Code
String (AN)
Optional
3
5
1
Code identifying the type of packaging; Part 1: Packaging Form, Part 2: Packaging Material; if the Data Element is used, then Part 1 is always required
L506
Marks and Numbers
String (AN)
Conditional
1
48
1
Marks and numbers used to identify a shipment or parts of a shipment
L507
Marks and Numbers Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
2
1
Code specifying the application or source of Marks and Numbers (87)
C0706: If L5-07 is present, then L5-06 is required
L508
Commodity Code Qualifier
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
1
1
1
Code identifying the commodity coding system used for Commodity Code
P0809: If either L5-08 or L5-09 is present, then the other is required
L509
Commodity Code
String (AN)
Conditional
1
30
1
Code describing a commodity or group of commodities
L510
Compartment ID Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
1
Code identifying the compartment in a compartmentalized tank car

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