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Submitter

Janice Cunningham

Description

Are training spaces allowed in TRN04 if required to match value in BPR11? See example below:

BPR*I*14477.01*C*ACH*CCP*01*021309379*DA*601833577*1450173185*00325 *01*121000248*DA*4159611755*20061004~
TRN*1*EFT0307535*1450173185*00325 ~

Spaces are required in BPR11 to meet min requirement, therefore spaces are required in TRN04 to meet the requirement that BPR11 match TRN04. Is this allowed?

Submitter Assigned Keywords

TRN04 trailing spaces to match BPR11

Response

This issue is explicitly addressed in guide 004010X091. Section A.1.3.1.4 states "Leading spaces, when they occur, are presumed to be significant characters. Trailing spaces should be suppressed unless they are necessary to satisfy a minimum length." Therefore, the trailing spaces are appropriate in BPR11 where they are necessary to meet a minimum length. The same trailing spaces are not appropriate in TRN04 because they are not needed to meet a minimum length. The values in BPR11 and TRN04 would still be identical since the trailing spaces are not significant.
Submission 10/17/2006
Status Date 10/20/2006
Status F - Final
Primary References
Document 004010X091A1
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