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Melissa Rivera


If a value entered on any element N403, it should be a valid value for the code set designated as valid for this element, right? If the value entered is an invalid value for the element, should this be considered a syntatic error or a semantic error for the transaction?

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zip code validation


If the value in N403 is formatted correctly according to the X12 standard but the value is not one of the values on the external code list for that data element, that is a semantic error.
Submission 12/21/2009
Status Date 2/12/2010
Status F - Final
Primary References
Document 004010X097A1
Set IDN403