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Submitter

Todd Cochrane

Description

Clarify usage and relationship between the Interchange (ISA) and Functional Group (GS) envelopes.

Response

The interchange control version number in the ISA identifies syntax, segments, and data elements used to specify the control structures defined in X12.5 (i.e., all segments outside the GS/GE envelope). The version and release numbers in the GS identifies the syntax, transaction sets, segments and data elements that are used within and inclusive of the GS/GE envelope. The interchange control version number in the ISA is completely independent of the version and release numbers in the GS.

Recommendation

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Submission 1/1/1994
Status Date 1/1/1994
Status F - Final
Primary References
Document 3040