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Julia Dunicheva


X12 standard in section of X12.6 Application Control Structure specifies following designator for component data elements :

Each component data element in a composite data structure is identified by a suffix appended to the reference designator for the composite data structure of which it is a member. This suffix is a two-digit number, prefixed with a hyphen, that defines the position of the component data element in the composite data structure. For example, ... BEG04-02.

However all designations within the documentation use single digit for component data element, i.e. SVC01-1, SVC01-2, SVC01-3, SVC01-4, SVC01-5, SVC01-6, etc.

Would not SVC01-01, SVC01-02, etc be the correct way to reference component data elements ?


The proper designation for the composite data structure must contain a suffix with two digits, i.e. SVC01-01. Any referencing in publication which does not include the proper suffix is publication errata.
The work groups will be reviewing these types of errors to make correction in future TR3's.


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Submission 6/7/2010
Status Date 10/20/2010
Status F - Final
Primary References
Document 005010X221
Set ID835
Segment IDSVC
Element Position01