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X12 Release 003030

846 Inventory Inquiry/Advice

Functional Group IB

X12M Supply Chain Subcommittee

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Inventory Inquiry/Advice Transaction Set (846) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The transaction set can be used in the following ways: (1) for a seller of goods and services to provide inventory information to a prospective purchaser, with no obligation to the purchaser to acquire these goods or services; (2) for a representative of a seller of goods and services to supply inventory information to that seller; (3) for one location to supply another location with inventory information; and (4) for an inquiry as to the availability of inventory with no obligation on the seller of goods and services to reserve that inventory.

Heading

Sequence
Segment
Name
Max use
010
Transaction Set HeaderMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the start of a transaction set and to assign a control number
020
Beginning Segment for Inventory Inquiry/AdviceMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the beginning of an inventory inquiry/advice transaction set.
040
Currency
Max 1
To specify the currency (dollars, pounds, francs, etc.) used in a transaction
050
Date/Time Reference
Max 10
To specify pertinent dates and times
060
Reference Numbers
Max 12
To specify identifying numbers.
070
Administrative Communications Contact
Max 3
To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed
075
Measurements
Max 20
To specify physical measurements or counts, including dimensions, tolerances, variances, and weights (See Figures Appendix for example of use of C001.)
N1 Loop
Repeat 5
080
Name
Max 1
To identify a party by type of organization, name and code
090
Additional Name Information
Max 2
To specify additional names or those longer than 35 characters in length
100
Address Information
Max 2
To specify the location of the named party
110
Geographic Location
Max 1
To specify the geographic place of the named party
120
Reference Numbers
Max 12
To specify identifying numbers.
130
Administrative Communications Contact
Max 3
To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

Detail

Sequence
Segment
Name
Max use
LIN Loop
Repeat 10000
010
Item IdentificationMandatory
Max 1
To specify basic item identification data.
030
Product/Item Description
Max 200
To describe a product or process in coded or free-form format
040
Measurements
Max 40
To specify physical measurements or counts, including dimensions, tolerances, variances, and weights (See Figures Appendix for example of use of C001.)
050
Marking, Packaging, Loading
Max 25
To describe marking, packaging, loading and unloading requirements.
100
Date/Time Reference
Max 10
To specify pertinent dates and times
110
Pricing Information
Max 25
To specify pricing information
120
Currency
Max 1
To specify the currency (dollars, pounds, francs, etc.) used in a transaction
130
Special Services
Max 25
To specify special conditions or services associated with the purchased product
140
Reference Numbers
Max >1
To specify identifying numbers.
150
Administrative Communications Contact
Max 3
To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed
220
Destination Quantity
Max 500
To specify destination and quantity detail.
230
Marks and Numbers
Max 1
To indicate identifying marks and numbers for shipping containers
SLN Loop
Repeat 1000
231
Subline Item Detail
Max 1
To specify product subline detail item data
232
Product/Item Description
Max 200
To describe a product or process in coded or free-form format
233
Measurements
Max 40
To specify physical measurements or counts, including dimensions, tolerances, variances, and weights (See Figures Appendix for example of use of C001.)
234
Marking, Packaging, Loading
Max 25
To describe marking, packaging, loading and unloading requirements.
QTY Loop
Repeat 99
235
Quantity
Max 1
To specify quantity information.
236
Unit Detail
Max 12
To specify item unit data
237
Measurements
Max 25
To specify physical measurements or counts, including dimensions, tolerances, variances, and weights (See Figures Appendix for example of use of C001.)
238
Lead Time
Max 12
To specify lead time for availability of products and services.
SCH Loop
Repeat 25
239
Line Item Schedule
Max >1
To specify the data for scheduling a specific line item.
240
Measurements
Max 25
To specify physical measurements or counts, including dimensions, tolerances, variances, and weights (See Figures Appendix for example of use of C001.)
N1 Loop
Repeat 5
241
Name
Max 1
To identify a party by type of organization, name and code
242
Additional Name Information
Max 2
To specify additional names or those longer than 35 characters in length
243
Address Information
Max 2
To specify the location of the named party
244
Geographic Location
Max 1
To specify the geographic place of the named party
245
Reference Numbers
Max 12
To specify identifying numbers.
246
Administrative Communications Contact
Max 3
To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed

Summary

Sequence
Segment
Name
Max use
010
Transaction TotalsMandatory
Max 1
To transmit a hash total for a specific element in the transaction set
Number of line items (CTT01) is the accumulation of number of LIN segments. If used, hash total (CTT02) is the sum of the values of the quantities (QTY02) of each QTY segment.
020
Transaction Set TrailerMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the end of the transaction set and provide the count of the transmitted segments (including the beginning (ST) and ending (SE) segments).
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Stedi is a registered trademark of Stedi, Inc. Stedi's EDI Reference and Mapping Guides are provided for marketing purposes and are free of charge. All names, logos, and brands of third parties listed on our site are trademarks of their respective owners (including “X12”, which is a trademark of X12 Incorporated). Stedi, Inc. and its products and services are not endorsed by, sponsored by, or affiliated with these third parties. Our use of these names, logos, and brands is for identification purposes only, and does not imply any such endorsement, sponsorship, or affiliation.