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  • PRICAT Implementation

    OCLC PRICAT IMPLEMENTATION

    PromptCat

    PromptCat, a vendor-prompted cataloging service for non-serial titles, links order fulfillment by a vendor to a sethold and delivery of a MARC record to the library by OCLC. Using PromptCat can relieve a library from the time-consuming task of copy cataloging, allowing the library staff to focus their time and energy on other library functions.

    PromptCat works from a relational table, called the Vendor Inventory Database (VID), which consists of vendor titles linked to records in WorldCat (OCLC's bibliographic database). The link is the vendor's unique control number (VCN) for each title and OCLC's unique bibliographic record control number. The VID is built by matching the vendor's title file to WorldCat. Records of the existing titles (retrospective file) are provided to OCLC and are then matched to WorldCat by OCLC's matching algorithms. After the retrospective records are matched, the vendor sends ongoing updates (recommended at least weekly).

    The matching software for building the VID uses MARC21 records. Material vendors can send bibliographic data to OCLC to match in either MARC21 format or using the EDIFACT PRICAT format. If PRICAT is used, OCLC software converts the data to MARC21 for subsequent matching by existing software.

    OCLC does not expect any vendor to be able to transmit all the data in this document. However, the greater the number of data elements transmitted, the greater the chance that OCLC will find the correct matching record in WorldCat.

    This document details the specifications for submitting to OCLC bibliographic data using the EDIFACT 96A version of the PRICAT document.

    For additional information on the format and rules of the transmission of EDIFACT data, see EDItEUR EDI Manual or an EDIFACT Standards Manual.

    Required PromptCat PRICAT Data Elements

    Element

    Description

    QUOTES Segment

    vendor san

    Using the BISAC assigned standard address number (SAN), this uniquely identifies the PromptCat vendor that is transmitting the information.

    UNB segment

    document/message number

    uniquely identifies each PRICAT documents sent for PromptCat

    BGM segment

    line item number

    uniquely identifies within each document a particular title sent to OCLC

    LIN segment

    vendor control number

    the vendor's unique identifier for a title

    PIA segment

    title

    the title of the item

    IMD segment

    Interchange Structure

    The interchange structure in an EDIFACT transmission is organized on three levels: interchange, group, and message.

    An interchange begins with a UNB sgement and ends with a UNZ segment. A group begins with a UNG segment and ends with a UNE segment. A message begins with a UNH segment and ends with a UNT segment.

    Segments UNG and UNE are conditional for EDIFACT and needed only when an interchange carries more than one message type. Since PromptCat will only be dealing with the PRICAT message, the UNG and UNE will not be transmitted.

    The UNB and UNZ segments will be described in this section. The UNH and UNT are included in the message section of this document.

    An additional segment the UNA, which defines the separators used in the transmission, must be transmitted prior to the UNB.

    Structure of a Message

    Each data segment has a specific place within the sequence of segments in the message. Each message has three broad sections:

    Header section: a segment occurring in this section carries information relating to the entire message.

    Detail section: a segment occurring in this section carries information relating to a detail item only, which for that item may override similar information in the header section.

    Summary section: the summary section is limited to segments which carry message totals or control information.

    Some segments may be repeated a certain number of times at their specific location in the message. The status of each segment, mandatory or conditional, and the maximum number of repeats are indicated in the message definition.

    Within a message, defined groups of functionally-related segments may be repeated. These are referred to as 'segment groups'. The maximum number of repeats of a segment group is indicated in the message definition.

    A segment group may be nested within other segment groups, provided that the inner segment group terminates before any outer segment group terminates.

    Segment Structure

    A segment consists of:

    • A segment tag (three letters) which identifies the segment type
    • Data element separators
    • Simple or composite data elements
    • A segment terminator

    Data elements can be defined as having fixed or variable length.

    A composite data element contains two or more simple data elements.

    A data element can be qualified by another data element, the value of which is expressed as an agreed code that gives specific meaning to the data.

    Character Sets and Separators

    EDIFACT standards define a number of character sets, coded in the UNB segment as UNOA, UNOB, UNOC, UNOD etc. EDItEUR has adopted UNOC as the standard character set for book and serials trading. This character set permits the representation of a full repertoire of special characters, including accents, for most European languages which use the Latin alphabet. It corresponds to the international standard character set ISO 8859.1.

    Because bibliographic data can include printable character, the separators for OCLC PRICAT usage will be the as follows:

    Segment terminator x'1F'
    Data element (DE) separator x'1D'
    Component DE separator x'1C'

    These are NOT the default separators for the UNOC character set. Consequently the UNA segment must be sent at the start of each transmission to explicitly state the separator values.

    The example at the end of this document uses an apostrophe (') for a segment terminator, a + for a DE separator, and a : for a component DE separator.

    Document Notations

    Segment List Notations

    Must Use -- required segment

    N/U -- segment not used

    blank -- segment optional

    Segment Element Notations

    >> -- required data element

    X -- data element not used

    Format and Picture of Data Elements

    The following conventions apply in the present documentation:

    n numeric characters
    an alpha-numeric characters
    n3 3 numeric characters, fixed length
    an3 3 alpha-numeric characters, fixed length
    n..3 up to 3 numeric characters
    an..3 up to 3 alpha-numeric characters

    PRICAT Detailed Segments

    For each item, the following segments may be transmitted.

    • LIN -- mandatory for each item and used to identify a new item is being transmitted.
    • PIA -- used to transmit additional product ids such as the vcn or ISBN.
    • IMD -- used to transmit simple descriptive bibliographic data elements.
    • CCI/CAV -- used in combination to transmit complex bibliographic data elements such as persons, affiliations, and titles. Complex bibliographic data elements are those data elements that have a relationship. An example is an author's name and birth and death dates.

    UNA Service Segment

    Purpose: To define the separators to be used in the transmission.

    Data Element Summary

      Data Element Component Element Name Attributes Attributes
    >> U001   Component data element separator

    Separates successive components within a composite data element. x'1C'
    M anl
    >> U002   Data element separator

    Separates the segment tag from the first data element, and separates successive simple or composite data elements. x'1D'
    M anl
    >> U003   Decimal point

    . (decimal point)
    M anl
    >> U004   Release character

    Immediately preceding any of the service characters, the release character restores the normal meaning. Since PromptCat uses hexadecimal characters as separators, the use of the release character in transmissions is not used. However, it must still be defined in the UNA.? (question mark)
    M anl
    >> U005   Reserved for future use

    space
    M anl
    >> U006   Segment terminator

    Signifies the end of a segment.x'1F'
    M anl

    UNB Interchange Header

    Purpose: To start, identify, and specify an interchange.

    Data Element Summary

      Data Element Component Element Name Attributes Attributes
    >> S001   Syntax identifier

    Identification of the agency controlling the syntax and indication of syntax level.
    M  
    >>   0001 Syntax identifier

    Coded identification of the agency controlling a syntax and syntax level used in an interchange.

    UNOC: controlling agency UNO followed by character set level C. Character set level C supports Danish, Dutch, English, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Irish, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.
    M an4
    >>   0002 Syntax version number

    Version number of the syntax identified in the syntax identifier (0001).3
    M an1
    >> S002   Interchange sender

    Identification of the sender of the interchange.
    M  
    >>   0004 Sender identification

    Name or coded representation of the sender of a data interchange.Material vendor standard address number (SAN)
    M an..35
    >>   0007 Identification code qualifier

    Qualifier referring to the source of codes for the identifiers of interchanging partners.

    ZZ  Mutually defined
    M an..2
    X   0008 Address for reverse routing

    Address specified by the sender of an interchange to be included by the recipient in the response interchanges to facilitate internal routings
    M an..14
    >> S003   Interchange recipient

    Identification of the recipient of the interchange.
    M  
    >>   0010 Recipient identification

    Name or coded representation of the sender of a data interchange.

    OCLC's SAN -- 322-2748
    M an..35
    >>   0007 Identification code qualifier

    Qualifier referring to the source of codes for the identifiers of interchanging partners.

    ZZ  Mutually defined
    M an..2
    X   0014 Address for reverse routing

    Address specified by the recipient of an interchange to be included by the sender and used by the recipient for routing of received interchanges inside his organization.
    M an..14
    >> S004   Date/time of preparation

    Date/time of preparation of the interchange.
    M  
    >>   0017 Date of preparation

    Local date when an interchange or a functional group was prepared.

    YYMMDD
    M n6
    >>   0019 Time of preparation

    Local time when an interchange or a functional group was prepared.

    HHMM
    M n4
    >> 0020   Interchange control reference

    Unique reference assigned by the sender to an interchange.
    M an..14
    X S005   Recipient's reference, password

    Reference or password as agreed between the communicating partners.
    C  
    X   0022 Recipient's reference/password

    Unique reference assigned by the recipient to the data interchange or a password to the recipient's system or to a third party network as specified in the partners interchange agreement.
    M an..14
    X   0025 Recipient's reference/password qualifier

    Qualifier for the recipient's reference or password.
    C an2
    X 0026   Application reference

    Identification of the application area assigned by the sender, to which the messages in the interchange relate e.g. the message identifier if all the messages in the interchange are of the same type.
    C an..14
    X 0029   Processing priority code

    Code determined by the sender requesting processing priority for the interchange.
    C an1
    X 0031   Acknowledgement request

    Code determined by the sender for acknowledgement of the interchange.
    C an1
    X 0032   Communications agreement id

    Identification by name or code of the type of agreement under which the interchange takes place.
    C an1
    X 0035   Test indicator

    Indication that the interchange is a test.
    C an1

    UNZ Interchange Trailer

    Purpose: To end and check the completeness of an interchange.

    Data Element Summary

      Data Element Component Element Name Attributes
    >> 0036   Interchange control count

    Count either of the number of messages or, if used, of the number of functional groups in an interchange.
    M n6
    >> 0020   Interchange control reference

    Identical to 0020 in UNB.
    M an..14

    List of PRICAT Segments

    Heading Section:

      Pos.

    No.
    Seg.

    ID
    Name Req.

    Des.
    Max.

    Use
    Group

    Repeat

    Notes and

    Comments

    Must Use

    0010

    UNH

    Message Header

    M

    1

       

    Must Use

    0020

    BGM

    Beginning of Message

    M

    1

       

    Must Use

    0030

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    M

    35

       

    Not Used

    0040

    ALI

    Additional Information

    C

    5

       

    Not Used

    0050

    FTX

    Free Text

    C

    99

       
     

    0060

     

    Segment Group 1: RFF-DTM

    C

     

    99

     

    Not Used

    0070

    RFF

    Reference

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0080

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    5

       
     

    0090

     

    Segment Group 2: NAD-LOC-SG3-SG4

    C

     

    99

     

    Not Used

    0100

    NAD

    Name and Address

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0110

    LOC

    Place/Location Identification

    C

    25

       
     

    0120

     

    Segment Group 3: RFF-DTM

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    0130

    RFF

    Reference

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0140

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    5

       
     

    0150

     

    Segment Group 4: CTA-COM

    C

     

    5

     

    Not Used

    0160

    CTA

    Contact Information

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0170

    COM

    Communication Contact

    C

    5

       
     

    0180

     

    Segment Group 5: TAX-MOA-DTM

    C

     

    5

     

    Not Used

    0190

    TAX

    Duty/Tax/Fee Details

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0200

    MOA

    Monetary Amount

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    0210

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    1

       
     

    0220

     

    Segment Group 6: CUX-DTM

    C

     

    5

     

    Not Used

    0230

    CUX

    Currencies

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0240

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    5

       
     

    0250

     

    Segment Group 7: PAT-DTM-PCD-MOA

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    0260

    PAT

    Payment Terms Basis

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0270

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    5

       

    Not Used

    0280

    PCD

    Percentage Details

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    0290

    MOA

    Monetary Amount

    C

    1

       
     

    0300

     

    Segment Group 8: TDT-LOC

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    0310

    TDT

    Details of Transport

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0320

    LOC

    Place/Location Identification

    C

    10

       
     

    0330

     

    Segment Group 9: TOD-LOC

    C

     

    5

     

    Not Used

    0340

    TOD

    Terms of Delivery or Transport

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0350

    LOC

    Place/Location Identification

    C

    2

       
     

    0360

     

    Segment Group 10: ALC-ALI-DTM-SG11-SG12-SG13-SG14-SG15

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    0370

    ALC

    Allowance or Charge

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0380

    ALI

    Additional Information

    C

    5

       

    Not Used

    0390

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    9

       
     

    0400

     

    Segment Group 11: QTY-RNG

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    0410

    QTY

    Quantity

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0420

    RNG

    Range Details

    C

    1

       
     

    0430

     

    Segment Group 12: PCD-RNG

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    0440

    PCD

    Percentage Details

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0450

    RNG

    Range Details

    C

    1

       
     

    0460

     

    Segment Group 13: MOA-RNG

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    0470

    MOA

    Monetary Amount

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0480

    RNG

    Range Details

    C

    1

       
     

    0490

     

    Segment Group 14: RTE-RNG

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    0500

    RTE

    Rate Details

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0510

    RNG

    Range Details

    C

    1

       
     

    0520

     

    Segment Group 15: TAX-MOA-DTM

    C

     

    5

     

    Not Used

    0530

    TAX

    Duty/Tax/Fee Details

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0540

    MOA

    Monetary Amount

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    0550

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    1

       

    Detail Section:

      Pos. No. Seg. ID Name Req. Des. Max Use Group Repeat Notes and Comments
     

    0560

     

    Segment Group 16: PGI-DTM-QTY-ALI-FTX-SG17-SG18-SG19-SG20-SG26-SG29-SG30-SG31-SG32-SG33

    C

     

    1000

     

    Must Use

    0570

    PGI

    Product Group Information

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0580

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    15

       

    Not Used

    0590

    QTY

    Quantity

    C

    10

       

    Not Used

    0600

    ALI

    Additional Information

    C

    5

       

    Not Used

    0610

    FTX

    Free Text

    C

    5

       
     

    0620

     

    Segment Group 17: CUX-DTM

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    0630

    CUX

    Currencies

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0640

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    5

       
     

    0650

     

    Segment Group 18: PRI-CUX-APR-RNG-DTM

    C

     

    100

     

    Not Used

    0660

    PRI

    Price Details

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0670

    CUX

    Currencies

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    0680

    APR

    Additional Price Information

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    0690

    RNG

    Range Details

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    0700

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    5

       
     

    0710

     

    Segment Group 19: TAX-MOA-DTM

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    0720

    TAX

    Duty/Tax/Fee Details

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0730

    MOA

    Monetary Amount

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    0740

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    1

       
     

    0750

     

    Segment Group 20: ALC-ALI-SG21-SG22-SG23-SG24-SG25

    C

     

    99

     

    Not Used

    0760

    ALC

    Allowance or Charge

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0770

    ALI

    Additional Information

    C

    5

       
     

    0780

     

    Segment Group 21: QTY-RNG

    C

     

    1

     

    Not Used

    0790

    QTY

    Quantity

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0800

    RNG

    Range Details

    C

    1

       
     

    0810

     

    Segment Group 22: PCD-RNG

    C

     

    1

     

    Not Used

    0820

    PCD

    Percentage Details

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0830

    RNG

    Range Details

    C

    1

       
     

    0840

     

    Segment Group 23: MOA-RNG

    C

     

    2

     

    Not Used

    0850

    MOA

    Monetary Amount

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0860

    RNG

    Range Details

    C

    1

       
     

    0870

     

    Segment Group 24: RTE-RNG

    C

     

    1

     

    Not Used

    0880

    RTE

    Rate Details

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0890

    RNG

    Range Details

    C

    1

       
     

    0900

     

    Segment Group 25: TAX-MOA-DTM

    C

     

    5

     

    Not Used

    0910

    TAX

    Duty/Tax/Fee Details

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0920

    MOA

    Monetary Amount

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    0930

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    1

       
     

    0940

     

    Segment Group 26: NAD-LOC-SG27-SG28

    C

     

    20

     

    Not Used

    0950

    NAD

    Name and Address

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0960

    LOC

    Place/Location Identification

    C

    5

       
     

    0970

     

    Segment Group 27: RFF-DTM

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    0980

    RFF

    Reference

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    0990

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    5

       
     

    1000

     

    Segment Group 28: CTA-COM

    C

     

    5

     

    Not Used

    1010

    CTA

    Contact Information

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1020

    COM

    Communication Contact

    C

    5

       
     

    1030

     

    Segment Group 29: PAT-DTM-PCD-MOA

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    1040

    PAT

    Payment Terms Basis

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1050

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    5

       

    Not Used

    1060

    PCD

    Percentage Details

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    1070

    MOA

    Monetary Amount

    C

    1

       
     

    1080

     

    Segment Group 30: TDT-LOC

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    1090

    TDT

    Details of Transport

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1100

    LOC

    Place/Location Identification

    C

    10

       
     

    1110

     

    Segment Group 31: TOD-LOC

    C

     

    5

     

    Not Used

    1120

    TOD

    Terms of Delivery or Transport

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1130

    LOC

    Place/Location Identification

    C

    2

       
     

    1140

     

    Segment Group 32: PAC-MEA-HAN

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    1150

    PAC

    Package

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1160

    MEA

    Measurements

    C

    10

       

    Not Used

    1170

    HAN

    Handling Instructions

    C

    5

       
     

    1180

     

    Segment Group 33: LIN-PIA-IMD-MEA-QTY-HAN-ALI-DTM-NAD-RFF-LOC-DOC-FTX-SG34-SG35-SG36-SG37-SG38-SG44-SG45-SG46-SG47

    C

     

    999999

     

    Must Use

    1190

    LIN

    Line Item

    M

    1

       
     

    1200

    PIA

    Additional Product Id

    C

    10

       
     

    1210

    IMD

    Item Description

    C

    999

       

    Not Used

    1220

    MEA

    Measurements

    C

    10

       

    Not Used

    1230

    QTY

    Quantity

    C

    10

       

    Not Used

    1240

    HAN

    Handling Instructions

    C

    5

       

    Not Used

    1250

    ALI

    Additional Information

    C

    5

       

    Not Used

    1260

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    10

       

    Not Used

    1270

    NAD

    Name and Address

    C

    99

       

    Not Used

    1280

    RFF

    Reference

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    1290

    LOC

    Place/Location Identification

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    1300

    DOC

    Document/Message Details

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    1310

    FTX

    Free Text

    C

    99

       
     

    1320

     

    Segment Group 34: CCI-CAV-MEA

    C

     

    999

     

    Must Use

    1330

    CCI

    Characteristic/Class Id

    M

    1

       
     

    1340

    CAV

    Characteristic Value

    C

    10

       

    Not Used

    1350

    MEA

    Measurements

    C

    10

       
     

    1360

     

    Segment Group 35: TAX-MOA-DTM

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    1370

    TAX

    Duty/Tax/Fee Details

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1380

    MOA

    Monetary Amount

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    1390

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    1

       
     

    1400

     

    Segment Group 36: CUX-DTM

    C

     

    5

     

    Not Used

    1410

    CUX

    Currencies

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1420

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    5

       
     

    1430

     

    Segment Group 37: PRI-CUX-APR-RNG-DTM-PCD

    C

     

    100

     

    Not Used

    1440

    PRI

    Price Details

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1450

    CUX

    Currencies

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    1460

    APR

    Additional Price Information

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    1470

    RNG

    Range Details

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    1480

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    5

       

    Not Used

    1490

    PCD

    Percentage Details

    C

    5

       
     

    1500

     

    Segment Group 38: ALC-ALI-DTM-SG39-SG40-SG41-SG42-SG43

    C

     

    99

     

    Not Used

    1510

    ALC

    Allowance or Charge

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1520

    ALI

    Additional Information

    C

    5

       

    Not Used

    1530

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    9

       
     

    1540

     

    Segment Group 39: QTY-RNG

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    1550

    QTY

    Quantity

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1560

    RNG

    Range Details

    C

    1

       
     

    1570

     

    Segment Group 40: PCD-RNG

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    1580

    PCD

    Percentage Details

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1590

    RNG

    Range Details

    C

    1

       
     

    1600

     

    Segment Group 41: MOA-RNG

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    1610

    MOA

    Monetary Amount

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1620

    RNG

    Range Details

    C

    1

       
     

    1630

     

    Segment Group 42: RTE-RNG

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    1640

    RTE

    Rate Details

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1650

    RNG

    Range Details

    C

    1

       
     

    1660

     

    Segment Group 43: TAX-MOA-DTM

    C

     

    5

     

    Not Used

    1670

    TAX

    Duty/Tax/Fee Details

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1680

    MOA

    Monetary Amount

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    1690

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    1

       
     

    1700

     

    Segment Group 44: PAC-MEA-HAN

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    1710

    PAC

    Package

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1720

    MEA

    Measurements

    C

    10

       

    Not Used

    1730

    HAN

    Handling Instructions

    C

    5

       
     

    1740

     

    Segment Group 45: PAT-DTM-PCD-MOA

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    1750

    PAT

    Payment Terms Basis

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1760

    DTM

    Date/Time/Period

    C

    5

       

    Not Used

    1770

    PCD

    Percentage Details

    C

    1

       

    Not Used

    1780

    MOA

    Monetary Amount

    C

    1

       
     

    1790

     

    Segment Group 46: TDT-LOC

    C

     

    10

     

    Not Used

    1800

    TDT

    Details of Transport

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1810

    LOC

    Place/Location Identification

    C

    10

       
     

    1820

     

    Segment Group 47: TOD-LOC

    C

     

    5

     

    Not Used

    1830

    TOD

    Terms of Delivery or Transport

    M

    1

       

    Not Used

    1840

    LOC

    Place/Location Identification

    C

    2

       

    Must Use

    1850

    UNT

    Message Trailer

    M

    1

       

    Segments

    UNH Message Header

    Position: 0010

    Group:

    Level: 0

    Usage: Mandatory

    Max Use: 1

    Purpose: A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Price/sales catalogue message is PRICAT.

    Note: Price/sales catalogue messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:

    Data element 0065 PRICAT 0052 D 0054 97A 0051 UN

    Syntax Notes:

    Semantic Notes:

    Comments:

    Data Element Summary

      Data Element Component Element Name Attributes Attributes
    >> 0062   Message reference number

    Unique message reference assigned by the sender.
    M an..14
    >>   0065 Message type identifier

    Code identifying a type of message and assigned by its controlling agency.

    PRICAT  Price/sales catalogue message

    A code to identify the price/sales catalogue message. 
    M an..6
    >>   0052 Message type version number

    Version number of a message type.

    D  Draft version/UN/EDIFACT Directory

    Message approved and issued as a draft message (Valid for directories published after March 1993 and prior to March 1997). Message approved as a standard message (Valid for directories published after March 1997).
    M an..3
    >>   0054 Message type release number

    Release number within the current message type version number (0052).

    97A  Release 1997 - A

    Message approved and issued in the first 1997 release of the UNTDID (United Nations Trade Data Interchange Directory).
    M an..3
    >>   0051 Controlling agency

    Code identifying the agency controlling the specification, maintenance and publication of the message type.

    UN  UN/ECE/TRADE/WP.4

    United Nations Economic UN Economic Commission for Europe (UN/ECE), Committee on the development of trade (TRADE), Working Party on facilitation of international trade procedures (WP.4).
    M an..2
    X   0057 Association assigned code

    Code, assigned by the association responsible for the design and maintenance of the message type concerned, which further identifies the message.
    C an..6
    X 0068   Common access reference

    Reference serving as a key to relate all subsequent transfers of data to the same business case or file.
    C an..35
    X S010   Status of the Transfer

    Statement that the message is one in a sequence of transfers relating to the same topic.
    C  
    X   0070 Sequence message transfer number

    Number assigned by the sender indicating that the message is an addition or change of a previously sent message relating to the same topic.
    M n..2
    X   0073 First/last sequence message transfer indication

    Indication used for the first and last message in a sequence of the same type of message relating to the same topic.
    C a1

    BGM Beginning of Message

    Position: 0020

    Group:

    Level: 0

    Usage: Mandatory

    Max Use: 1

    Purpose: A segment by which the sender must uniquely identify the Price/Sales catalogue by means of its type and number and when necessary its function.

    Syntax Notes:

    Semantic Notes:

    Comments:

    Data Element Summary

      Data Element Component Element Name Attributes Attributes
      C002   Document/Message Name

    Identification of a type of document/message by code or name. Code preferred.
    C  
        1001 Document/message name, coded

    Document/message identifier expressed in code.

    9  Price/sales catalogue
    C an..3
    X   1131 Code list qualifier

    Identification of a code list.
    C an..3
    X   3055 Code list responsible agency, coded

    Code identifying the agency responsible for a code list.
    C an..3
    X   1000 Document/message name

    Plain language identifier specifying the function of a document/message.
    C an..35
      C106   Document/Message Identification

    Identification of a document/message by its number and eventually its version or revision.
    C  
        1004 Document/message number

    Reference number assigned to the document/message by the issuer.
    C an..35
    X   1056 Version

    To specify the version number or name of an object.
    C an..9
    X   1060 Revision number

    To specify a revision number.
    C an..6
    X 1225   Message function, coded

    Code indicating the function of the message.
    C an..3
    X 4343   Response type, coded

    Code specifying the type of acknowledgment required or transmitted
    C an..3

    DTM Date/Time/Period

    Position: 0030

    Group:

    Level: 1

    Usage: Mandatory

    Max Use: 35

    Purpose: A segment specifying general dates and, when relevant, times related to the whole message. The segment must be specified at least once to identify the Price/sales catalogue document date.

    Examples of the use of this DTM segment are: Lead times that apply to the whole Price/Sales catalogue or expiration date/time of the Price/sales catalogue.

    The Date/time/period segment within other Segment groups should be used whenever the date/time/period requires to be logically related to another specified data item. e.g. the Reference date is specified within the RFF segment group.

    Syntax Notes:

    Semantic Notes:

    Comments:

    Data Element Summary

      Data Element Component Element Name Attributes Attributes
    >> C507   Date/Time/Period

    Date and/or time, or period relevant to the specified date/time/period type.
    M  
    >>   2005 Date/time/period qualifier

    Code giving specific meaning to a date, time or period.

    137  Document/message date/time

    (2006) Date/time when a document/message is issued. This may include authentication.
    M an..3
        2380 Date/time/period

    The value of a date, a date and time, a time or of a period in a specified representation.
    C an..35
        2379 Date/time/period format qualifier

    Specification of the representation of a date, a date and time or of a period.

    102  CCYYMMDD

    Calendar date: C = Century ; Y = Year ; M = Month ; D = Day.
    C an..3

    PGI Segment Group 16: Product Group Information

    Position: 0560

    Group:

    Level: 1

    Usage: Conditional

    Max Use: 1000

    Purpose: A group of segments enabling the standard commercial factors relevant to a specific group of items to be specified. e.g. quantity related price break factors or minimum order quantity.

    Segment Summary

      Pos. No. Seg. ID Name Req. Des. Max. Use Group: Repeat
    Must Use 0570 PGI Product Group Information M 1  
      1180   Segment Group 33: Line Item C   999999

    PGI Product Group Information

    Position: 0570

    Group: Segment Group 16 (Product Group Information) Conditional

    Level: 1

    Usage: Mandatory

    Max Use: 1

    Purpose: A segment identifying the products Price/Tariff group where applicable.

    Syntax Notes:

    Semantic Notes:

    Comments:

    Data Element Summary

      Data Element Component Element Name Attributes Attributes
    >> 5379   Product group type, coded

    Specification of the type of product group used for products.

    3  Catalogue
    M an..3
      C288   Product Group

    To give product group information.
    C  
        5389 Product group, coded

    Code allocated by the seller to identify uniquely his product group for a product or series of products.
    C an..3
        1131 Code list qualifier

    Identification of a code list.
    C an..3
        3055 Code list responsible agency, coded

    Code identifying the agency responsible for a code list.
    C an..3
        5388 Product group

    Free form description allocated by the seller to identify uniquely his product group for a product or a series of products.
    C an..35

    LIN Segment Group 33: Line Item

    Position: 1180

    Group: Segment Group 16 (Product Group Information) Conditional

    Level: 2

    Usage: Conditional

    Max Use: 999999

    Purpose: A group of segments providing the relevant price/sales information for the specified product/service.

    Segment Summary

      Pos. No. Seg. ID Name Req. Des. Max. Use Group: Repeat
    Must Use 1190 LIN Line Item M 1  
      1200 PIA Additional Product Id C 10  
      1210 IMD Item Description C 999  
      1320   Segment Group 34: Characteristic/Class Id C   999

    LIN Line Item

    Position: 1190

    Group: Segment Group 33 (Line Item) Conditional

    Level: 2

    Usage: Mandatory

    Max Use: 1

    Purpose: A segment identifying the line item (or sub-line item in a configuration).

    Syntax Notes:

    Semantic Notes:

    Comments:

    Data Element Summary

      Data Element Component Element Name Attributes Attributes
      1082   Syntax identifier

    Identification of the agency controlling the syntax and indication of syntax level.
    C an..6
      1229   Action request/notification, coded

    Code specifying the action to be taken or already taken.
    C an..3
      C212   Item Number Identification

    Goods identification for a specified source.
    C  
        7140 Item number

    A number allocated to a group or item.
    C an..35
        7143 Item number type, coded

    Identification of the type of item number.
    C an..3
        1131 Code list qualifier

    Identification of a code list.
    C an..3
        3055 Code list responsible agency, coded

    Code identifying the agency responsible for a code list.
    C an..3
      C829   Sub-line Information

    To provide an indication that a segment or segment group is used to contain sub-line or sub-line item information and to optionally enable the sub-line to be identified.
    C  
        5495 Sub-line indicator, coded

    Indication that the segment and/or segment group is used for sub-line item information.
    C an..3
        1082 Line item number

    Serial number designating each separate item within a series of articles.
    C an..6
      1222   Configuration level

    Number indicating the level of an object which is in a hierarchy.
    C n..2
      7083   Configuration, coded

    Code indicating the status of the sub-line item in the configuration.
    C an..3

    PIA Additional Product Id

    Position: 1200

    Group: Segment Group 33 (Line Item) Conditional

    Level: 3

    Usage: Conditional

    Max Use: 10

    Purpose: A segment for identifying a product in the Price Catalogue.

    Syntax Notes:

    Semantic Notes:

    Comments:

    Data Element Summary

      Data Element Component Element Name Attributes Attributes
    >> 4347   Product id. function qualifier

    Indication of the function of the product code.

    5  Product identification
    M an..3
    >> C212   Item Number Identification

    Goods identification for a specified source.
    M  
        7140 Item number

    A number allocated to a group or item.
    C an..35
        7143 Item number type, coded

    Identification of the type of item number.

    IB  ISBN (International Standard Book Number)

    UP  UPC (Universal product code)

    Number assigned to a manufacturer's product by the Product Code Council.

    VN  Vendor item number

    Reference number assigned by a vendor/seller identifying a product/service/article.
    C an..3
    X   1131 Code list qualifier

    Identification of a code list.
    C an..3
    X   3055 Code list responsible agency, coded

    Code identifying the agency responsible for a code list.
    C an..3
      C212   Item Number Identification

    Goods identification for a specified source.
    C  
        7140 Item number

    A number allocated to a group or item.
    C an..35
        7143 Item number type, coded

    Identification of the type of item number.

    IB  ISBN (International Standard Book Number)

    UP  UPC (Universal product code)

    Number assigned to a manufacturer's product by the Product Code Council.

    VN  Vendor item number

    Reference number assigned by a vendor/seller identifying a product/service/article.
    C an..3
    X   1131 Code list qualifier

    Identification of a code list.
    C an..3
    X   3055 Code list responsible agency, coded

    Code identifying the agency responsible for a code list.
    C an..3
      C212   Item Number Identification

    Goods identification for a specified source.
    C  
        7140 Item number

    A number allocated to a group or item.
    C an..35
        7143 Item number type, coded

    Identification of the type of item number.

    IB  ISBN (International Standard Book Number)

    UP  UPC (Universal product code)

    Number assigned to a manufacturer's product by the Product Code Council.

    VN  Vendor item number

    Reference number assigned by a vendor/seller identifying a product/service/article.
    C an..3
    X   1131 Code list qualifier

    Identification of a code list.
    C an..3
    X   3055 Code list responsible agency, coded

    Code identifying the agency responsible for a code list.
    C an..3
    X C212   Item Number Identification

    Goods identification for a specified source.
    C  
    X   7140 Item number

    A number allocated to a group or item.
    C an..35
    X   7143 Item number type, coded

    Identification of the type of item number.
    C an..3
    X   1131 Code list qualifier

    Identification of a code list.
    C an..3
    X   3055 Code list responsible agency, coded

    Code identifying the agency responsible for a code list.
    C an..3
    X C212   Item Number Identification

    Goods identification for a specified source.
    C  
    X   7140 Item number

    A number allocated to a group or item.
    C an..35
    X   7143 Item number type, coded

    Identification of the type of item number.
    C an..3
    X   1131 Code list qualifier

    Identification of a code list.
    C an..3
    X   3055 Code list responsible agency, coded

    Code identifying the agency responsible for a code list.
    C an..3

    IMD Item Description

    Position: 1210

    Group: Segment Group 33 (Line Item) Conditional

    Level: 3

    Usage: Conditional

    Max Use: 999

    Purpose: A segment for describing the product or service as well as its characteristics. This segment should be used for products or services that cannot be identified by a product code or article number.

    Syntax Notes:

    Semantic Notes:

    Comments:

    Data Element Summary

      Data Element Component Element Name Attributes Attributes
      7007   Item description type, coded

    Code indicating the format of a description.

    L  EDItEUR library set
    C an..3
      7081   Item characteristic, coded

    Code specifying the item characteristic being described.

    BFM Record type

    030 First corporate name (entry element)

    031 Subdivision

    032 Number of meeting

    033 Location of meeting

    034 Date of meeting

    040 Second corporate name (entry element)

    041 Subdivision

    042 Number of meeting

    043 Location of meeting

    044 Date of meeting

    100 Edition statement

    101 Issue or additional edition statement

    110 Place of first publisher or distributor

    120 Name of first publisher or distributor

    140 Place of first publisher or distributor

    150 Name of first publisher or distributor

    170 Date of publication

    180 Specific material designation and extent (pages)

    181 Other physical details

    182 Dimensions

    183 Accompanying material

    190 First series

    191 Series part number (number of a subseries)

    192 Name of a series part (title of a subseries)

    193 Statement of responsibility (subtitle)

    194 Volume designation

    200 Second series

    201 Series part number (number of a subseries)

    202 Name of a series part (title of a subseries)

    203 Statement of responsibility (subtitle)

    204 Volume designation

    210 First series

    211 Series part number (number of a subseries)

    212 Name of a series part (title of a subseries)

    213 Statement of responsibility (subtitle)

    214 Volume designation

    230 Dewey Decimal Classification

    240 Library of Congress Classification

    260 First subject (biographical)

    270 Second subject (topical)

    280 Third subject (geographical)

    290 Type of publication, e.g., thesis

    300 General notes, e.g., cover title, parallel title, etc.

    310 Summary or abstract
    C an..3
      C273   Item Description

    Description of an item.
    C  
    X   7009 Item description identification

    Code from an industry code list which provides specific data about a product characteristic.
    C an..17
    X   1131 Code list qualifier

    Identification of a code list.
    C an..3
    X   3055 Code list responsible agency, coded

    Code identifying the agency responsible for a code list.
    C an..3
        7008 Item description

    Plain language description of articles or products.
    C an..35
        7008 Item description

    Plain language description of articles or products.
    C an..35
        3453 Language, coded

    Code of language (ISO 639-1988).
    C an..3
    X 7383   Surface/layer indicator, coded

    Code indicating the surface or layer of a product that is being described.
    C an..3

    CCI Segment Group 34: Characteristic/Class Id

    Position: 1320

    Group: Segment Group 33 (Line Item) Conditional

    Level: 3

    Usage: Conditional

    Max Use: 999

    Purpose: A group of segments providing product characteristic and product characteristic details.

    Segment Summary

      Pos. No. Seg. ID Name Req. Des. Max. Use Group: Repeat
    Must Use 1330 CCI Characteristic/Class ID M 1  
      1340 CAV Characteristic Value C 10  

    CCI Characteristic/Class Id

    Position: 1330

    Group: Segment Group 34 (Characteristic/Class Id) Conditional

    Level: 3

    Usage: Mandatory

    Max Use: 1

    Purpose: A segment to identify product characteristic and, or the characteristic name and characteristic relevance for the business process.

    Syntax Notes:

    Semantic Notes:

    Comments:

    Data Element Summary

      Data Element Component Element Name Attributes Attributes
      7059   Property class, coded

    Specification of the type of class.

    Carries a code made up of a single letter identifying an attribute class (person, corporate affiliation, title) and a two-digit sequence number, e.g., A01=the first person listed as having a role in connection with the item.

    Ann  Person(s)

    Bnn  Affiliation(s)

    Cnn  Title(s)
    C an..3
    X C502   Measurement Details

    Identification of measurement type.
    C  
    X   6313 Property measured, coded

    Specification of the property measured.
    C an..3
    X   6321 Measurement significance, coded

    Code specifying the significance of a measurement value.
    C an..3
    X   6155 Measurement attribute identification

    Code used to specify non-discrete measurement values.
    C an..17
    X   6154 Measurement attribute

    To specify non-discrete measurement values.
    C an..70
      C240   Product Characteristic

    Specific product characteristic data.
    C  
    >>   7037 Characteristic identification

    A code from an industry code list which provides specific data about a product characteristic.

    A01  Author
    M an..17
    X   1131 Code list qualifier

    Identification of a code list.
    C an..3
    X   3055 Code list responsible agency, coded

    Code identifying the agency responsible for a code list.
    C an..3
    X   7036 Characteristic

    Free form description of the product characteristic.
    C an..35
    X   7036 Characteristic

    Free form description of the product characteristic.
    C an..35
    X 4051   Characteristic relevance, coded

    To specify the relevance of a characteristic.
    C an..3

    CAV Characteristic Value

    Position: 1340

    Group: Segment Group 34 (Characteristic/Class Id) Conditional

    Level: 4

    Usage: Conditional

    Max Use: 10

    Purpose: A segment to specify common product characteristic by value in either coded form or in free format.

    Syntax Notes:

    Semantic Notes:

    Comments:

    Data Element Summary

      Data Element Component Element Name Attributes Attributes
    >> C889   Characteristic Value

    To provide the value of a characteristic.
    M  
        7111 Characteristic value, coded

    To identify the value of a particular characteristic in coded form.A coded value of the attribute identified in the CCI segment.

    When the CCI segment, DE7059 element = 'Ann' (person)

    03  Last name

    04  First name

    05  Middle name or initial

    06  Roman numerals as part of a personal name

    07  Birth date

    08  Death date

    When the CCI segment, DE7059 element='Bnn' (affiliation)

    02  Text

    When the CCI segment, DE7059 element = 'Cnn' (title)

    01  Full title

    02  Non-filing prefix

    03  Title text without prefix

    04   Sub-title text

    05   Number of a part

    06   Volume of title

    07   Statement of responsibility
    C an..3
    X   1131 Code list qualifier

    Identification of a code list.
    C an..3
    X   3055 Code list responsible agency, coded

    Code identifying the agency responsible for a code list.
    C an..3
        7110 Characteristic value

    To identify the value of a characteristic.
    C an..35
        7110 Characteristic value

    To identify the value of a characteristic.
    C an..35

    UNT Message Trailer

    Position: 1850

    Group:

    Level: 0

    Usage: Mandatory

    Max Use: 1

    Purpose: A service segment ending a message, giving the total number of segments in the message and the control reference number of the message.

    Syntax Notes:

    Semantic Notes:

    Comments:

    Data Element Summary

      Data Element Component Element Name Attributes Attributes
    >> 0074   Number of segments in a message

    Control count of number of segments in a message.
    M n..6
    >> 0062   Message reference number

    Unique message reference assigned by the sender.
    M an..14

    Example of a PRICAT message

    Note that for clarity each segment is shown as starting a new line. In fact, there are no carriage returns or line feeds at the end of a segment.

    In the following example an ' is used as a segment terminator, a + as a DE separator, and a : as a component DE separator. These are only used here for display purposes. See the segment structure section for the actual values to use.

    UNA:+.? '

     

    UNB+UNOC:2+123-4567:ZZ+322-2748:ZZ+981201:0856+1234'

    Interchange header

    UNH+M0576+PRICAT:D:96A:UN'

    Header

    BGM+31B+R0250'

    Type of message

    DTM+137:19981201:102'

    Message date

    PGI+3'

    Segment identifying the product group

    LIN+1'

    Line item 1

    PIA+5+372488354007.VN.1558493662:IB'

    Vendor control number and ISBN

    IMD+L+120+:::University of Massachusetts Press'

    Name of publisher

    IMD+L+170+:::2003'

    Date of publication

    CCI+A01++A01'

    Identifies the CAV segment will contain the author information.

    CAV+03:::Chet'

    Author's last name

    CAV+04:::Guy'

    Author's first name

    CCI+C01'

    Identifies the CAV segment will contain the title information.

    CAV+01:::Conquering the american wilderness'

    Full Title

    LIN+2'

    Line item 1

    PIA+5+323BAR01901.VN.0323019013:IB'

    Vendor control number and ISBN

    IMD+L+100+:::06'

    Edition

    IMD+L+110+:::ST. LOUIS, MO'

    Place of publication

    IMD+L+120+:::Mosby-Yearbook'

    Name of publisher

    IMD+L+170+:::2003'

    Date of publication

    IMD+L+180+:::968'

    Number of pages

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