Mapping requirements

Mapping requirements for Interchange Header Segment (Sender, Recipient, Date, Time of Preparation)

We continue to describe mapping guidelines for SARS EDI Documents. In the previous blog, we started speaking about Interchange Header Segment. Find below the next data elements description.

Interchange Sender (S002)

Sender identification (0004)

Identifies the sender of the interchange by either name or a code equivalent. The format of this information would usually be specified in a prior Interchange Agreement between the parties.

Partner identification code qualifier (0007)

Where a code is used to identify the sender, the source is identified in this component.

Address for reverse routing (0008)

Identifies an address to be included in any response by the recipient to the sender of the original message in order to facilitate internal routing.

Interchange sender internal sub-identification (0042)

Service Provider Code (To be provided to each Service Provider individually) (3 characters) and, Communications medium codes (3 characters):

  • 400 = X.400
  • AS2 = AS2
  • AS3 = AS3 e.g. AAA400

Interchange Recipient (S003)

Recipient identification (0010)

Identifies the recipient of the interchange by either name or a code equivalent. The format of this information would usually be specified in a prior Interchange Agreement between the parties.

Identification code qualifier (0007)

Where a code is used to identify the recipient, the source is identified in this component.

Interchange recipient internal sub-identification (0014)

Identifies the address to be included by the sender to the recipient in order to facilitate internal routing. If this component is used, normally codes would be agreed and provided.

Date/Time of preparation (S004)

Date (0017)

The date the interchange was prepared in CCYYMMDD (Century Century Year Year Month Month Day Day) format e.g. 20070629.

Time (0019)

The relevant time of day, using the 24 hour clock, at which the interchange was prepared in HHMM (Hour Hour Minute Minute) format, e.g. 1032.

Interchange Control Reference (0020)

A unique reference number assigned by the sender to identify the interchange. This reference must be a sequential number, unique per UN/EDIFACT message type and agent code.

Recipients Reference, Password (S005)

Recipient’s reference/password (0022)

Specifies a reference or password to be used in the interchange to permit access to the recipient’s system or to a network provider. This is the Password that will be received from SARS once a signed Electronic Communications User Agreement with the relevant documentation was received and processed by SARS.

Recipient’s reference/password qualifier (0025)

This is the Qualifier that will be received from SARS once a signed Electronic Communications User Agreement with the relevant documentation was received and processed by SARS.

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