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Segment
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X12 Release 004020

PID Product/Item Description

To describe a product or process in coded or free-form format
Sequence
Element
Name
Type
Requirement
Min
Max
Repeat
01
349
Item Description Type
Identifier (ID)
Mandatory
1
1
-
Code indicating the format of a description
If PID01 equals "F", then PID05 is used. If PID01 equals "S", then PID04 is used. If PID01 equals "X", then both PID04 and PID05 are used.
Codes (3)
02
Product/Process Characteristic Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
3
-
Code identifying the general class of a product or process characteristic
Codes (229)
03
Agency Qualifier Code
Identifier (ID)
Conditional
2
2
-
Code identifying the agency assigning the code values
Use PID03 to indicate the organization that publishes the code list being referred to.
Codes (180)
04
Product Description Code
String (AN)
Conditional
1
12
-
A code from an industry code list which provides specific data about a product characteristic
C0403
R0405
PID04 should be used for industry-specific product description codes.
05
Description
String (AN)
Conditional
1
80
-
A free-form description to clarify the related data elements and their content
06
Surface/Layer/Position Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
2
-
Code indicating the product surface, layer or position that is being described
Use PID06 when necessary to refer to the product surface or layer being described in the segment.
Codes (109)
07
Source Subqualifier
String (AN)
Optional
1
15
-
A reference that indicates the table or text maintained by the Source Qualifier
C0703
PID07 specifies the individual code list of the agency specified in PID03.
08
Yes/No Condition or Response Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
1
1
-
Code indicating a Yes or No condition or response
C0804
PID08 describes the physical characteristics of the product identified in PID04. A "Y" indicates that the specified attribute applies to this item; an "N" indicates it does not apply. Any other value is indeterminate.
Codes (4)
09
Language Code
Identifier (ID)
Optional
2
3
-
Code designating the language used in text, from a standard code list maintained by the International Standards Organization (ISO 639)
C0905
PID09 is used to identify the language being used in PID05.
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