EDI 456 Railroad Equipment Inquiry or Advice

Functional Group EI

X12I Transportation Subcommittee

This X12 Transaction Set contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Railroad Equipment Inquiry or Advice Transaction Set (456) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used in the following ways: (1) for a provider of equipment or transportation service to provide information to a qualified customer; (2) for a qualified customer to inquire as to the location of equipment or shipments; and (3) for one company to provide another company with equipment or shipment information.


Max use
  1. To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number

  2. To identify functions and provide control information required for the Equipment Inquiry or Advice Transaction Set

  3. To identify the waybill and to specify the equipment used and the destination details

  4. LX Loop Optional
    Repeat 500
    1. To reference a line number in a transaction set

    2. To identify the equipment

    3. To identify the car service directive or other car movement instructions applicable to the empty movement of the car

    4. To specify the chassis equipment details in terms of identifying numbers, weights, and ownership

    5. To identify the rail origin of the shipment

    6. To identify the rail destination of the shipment

    7. To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

    8. To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code

    9. To specify special handling instructions in coded or free-form format

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

    11. To specify carrier and routing sequences and details

    12. To define motor vehicle identification and logistics

    13. To communicate basis of pricing, such as contract number, quote number, or tariff number

    14. S1 Loop Optional
      Repeat 12
      1. To identify a stop-off party

      2. To specify location details for a stop-off

  5. IS1 Loop Optional
    Repeat 1
    1. To transmit basic data relating to car scheduling information

    2. To identify the service commitment schedules

    3. To transmit scheduled events such as arrivals, departures, and interchange times

    4. To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier

  6. ER Loop Optional
    Repeat 99
    1. To supply information regarding movement of shipments

    2. To specify the geographic place of the named party

    3. To cross-reference additional equipment to a primary piece of equipment

    4. To provide detail information regarding the dynamic condition of equipment

  7. To indicate the end of the transaction set and provide the count of the transmitted segments (including the beginning (ST) and ending (SE) segments)

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