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X12 Release 004010

838 Trading Partner Profile

Functional Group TD

This Draft Standard for Trial Use contains the format and establishes the data contents of the Trading Partner Profile Transaction Set (838) for use within the context of an Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. This transaction set can be used to request, change, verify or transmit business profile information to or from a trading partner. This information can be used by the receiver to facilitate the processing of the sender's business transactions. The transaction set may be used to convey government survey information, business classification, general survey information, summary supplier ratings, changes in the EDI environment information, tax information, entity relationships, and general business profile information to update automated information data bases between trading partners.

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 Trading Partner ProfileMandatory
Max 1
To indicate the type and purpose of the profile data
021
Request Information
Max 1
To identify the requested limitations and the corresponding response actions of an inquiry
025
Administrative Communications Contact
Max 1
To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed
027
Specification Identifier
Max >1
To provide a description of the included specification or technical data items
028
Date/Time Reference
Max >1
To specify pertinent dates and times
LX Loop
Repeat >1
029
Assigned Number
Max 1
To reference a line number in a transaction set
030
Place or Location
Max 1
To indicate action to be taken for the location specified and to qualify the location specified
For each occurrence of the PLA segment within the LX loop, the sum of FBB03 for separately identified countries cannot exceed 100.
040
Place/Location Description
Max >1
To further define and describe a place or location
050
Item Identification
Max >1
To specify basic item identification data
N1 Loop
Repeat >1
060
Name
Max 1
To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code
070
Additional Name Information
Max 2
To specify additional names or those longer than 35 characters in length
080
Address Information
Max 2
To specify the location of the named party
090
Geographic Location
Max 1
To specify the geographic place of the named party
100
Reference Identification
Max >1
To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
110
Administrative Communications Contact
Max >1
To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed
120
Currency
Max >1
To specify the currency (dollars, pounds, francs, etc.) used in a transaction
130
Tax Reference
Max >1
To provide data required for proper notification/determination of applicable taxes applying to the transaction or business described in the transaction
140
F.O.B. Related Instructions
Max >1
To specify transportation instructions relating to shipment
160
Carrier Details (Routing Sequence/Transit Time)
Max >1
To specify the carrier and sequence of routing and provide transit time information
165
Specification Identifier
Max >1
To provide a description of the included specification or technical data items
170
Foreign and Industry Business
Max >1
To specify amount or percentage of foreign and/or industry business by the trading partner
171
Date/Time Reference
Max 10
To specify pertinent dates and times
172
Measurements
Max >1
To specify physical measurements or counts, including dimensions, tolerances, variances, and weights (See Figures Appendix for example of use of C001)
LCD Loop
Repeat >1
173
Place/Location Description
Max 1
To further define and describe a place or location
174
Additional Name Information
Max 1
To specify additional names or those longer than 35 characters in length
175
Geographic Location
Max 1
To specify the geographic place of the named party
177
Demographic Information
Max >1
To supply demographic information
178
Measurements
Max >1
To specify physical measurements or counts, including dimensions, tolerances, variances, and weights (See Figures Appendix for example of use of C001)
TPD Loop
Repeat >1
180
Trading Partner Detail
Max 1
To describe attribute of a trading partner
190
Reference Identification
Max >1
To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
200
Product/Item Description
Max >1
To describe a product or process in coded or free-form format
210
Date/Time Reference
Max >1
To specify pertinent dates and times
215
Loop Header
Max 1
To indicate that the next segment begins a loop
TUD Loop
Repeat >1
220
Trade Union Data
Max 1
To allow for the identification of trade union data related to a specific location or product line
230
Date/Time Reference
Max >1
To specify pertinent dates and times
240
Name
Max 1
To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code
250
Additional Name Information
Max 2
To specify additional names or those longer than 35 characters in length
260
Address Information
Max 2
To specify the location of the named party
270
Geographic Location
Max 1
To specify the geographic place of the named party
280
Administrative Communications Contact
Max >1
To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed
285
Loop Trailer
Max 1
To indicate that the loop immediately preceding this segment is complete
SPR Loop
Repeat >1
290
Supplier Rating
Max 1
To convey a rating value or score of a trading partner
300
Reference Identification
Max >1
To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
310
Date/Time Reference
Max >1
To specify pertinent dates and times
PAM Loop
Repeat >1
320
Period Amount
Max 1
To indicate a quantity, and/or amount for an identified period
330
Date/Time Reference
Max >1
To specify pertinent dates and times
340
Tax Reference
Max >1
To provide data required for proper notification/determination of applicable taxes applying to the transaction or business described in the transaction
350
Currency
Max >1
To specify the currency (dollars, pounds, francs, etc.) used in a transaction
TXN Loop
Repeat >1
360
Transaction Capabilities
Max 1
To indicate EDI transaction capabilities
370
Reference Identification
Max >1
To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
380
Date/Time Reference
Max >1
To specify pertinent dates and times
LM Loop
Repeat >1
381
Code Source Information
Max 1
To transmit standard code list identification information
382
Industry CodeMandatory
Max >1
Code to transmit standard industry codes
ENE Loop
Repeat >1
390
Electronic Systems Environment
Max 1
To specify electronic systems environment
N1 Loop
Repeat >1
400
Name
Max 1
To identify a party by type of organization, name, and code
410
Additional Name Information
Max 2
To specify additional names or those longer than 35 characters in length
420
Address Information
Max 2
To specify the location of the named party
430
Geographic Location
Max 1
To specify the geographic place of the named party
440
Trading Partner Detail
Max >1
To describe attribute of a trading partner
450
Product/Item Description
Max >1
To describe a product or process in coded or free-form format
460
Reference Identification
Max >1
To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
470
Administrative Communications Contact
Max >1
To identify a person or office to whom administrative communications should be directed
TXN Loop
Repeat >1
480
Transaction Capabilities
Max 1
To indicate EDI transaction capabilities
490
Reference Identification
Max >1
To transmit identifying information as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
500
Date/Time Reference
Max >1
To specify pertinent dates and times
510
Entity Relationship
Max >1
To identify the explicit relationship between entities, i.e., parent, child, peer
520
Monetary Amount
Max >1
To indicate the total monetary amount
530
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.