EDI 315 Status Details (Ocean): The format and data notes for ST, B4, N9 segments
EDI 315 Status Details (Ocean) is used within the context of the AAFES Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) environment. The EDI 315 Status Details (Ocean) transaction set can be used to provide all the information necessary to report status or event details for selected shipments or containers. It is intended to accommodate the details for one status or event associated with many shipments or containers, as well as more than one status or event for one shipment or container.
The notes given below identify the AAFES particular business requirements for the EDI 315 Status Details (Ocean).
For more mapping details vendors should refer to AAFES electronic data interchange department specialist.
ST Transaction Set Header
ST02 Transaction Set Control Number: Identifying control number that must be unique within the transaction set functional group assigned by the originator for a transaction set.
B4 Beginning Segment for Inquiry or Reply
- If either B407 or B408 is present, then the other is required.
- If either B411 or B412 is present, then the other is required.
- B404 is the date of last reported status of cargo.
- B405 is the time (HHMM) of the last reported status of the cargo.
N9 Reference Identification
- At least one of N902 or N903 is required.
- If N906 is present, then N905 is required.
- If either C04003 or C04004 is present, then the other is required.
- If either C04005 or C04006 is present, then the other is required.
- N906 reflects the time zone which the time reflects.
- N907 contains data relating to the value cited in N902.
EDI technologies save companies money by providing an alternative to, or replacing information flows that require a great deal of human interaction and materials such as paper documents, meetings, faxes, etc. Electronic exchange and the use of data from that exchange reduces the handling costs of sorting, distributing, organizing, and searching paper documents. Major advantages include reduced errors, such as shipping and billing errors, because EDI eliminates the need to rekey documents on the destination side and the speed in which our partners receive and incorporate information into their systems resulting in greatly reduced cycle times.