Directory   Messages   Segments   Composites   Data elements   Codes Meaning of the change indicators
  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification DEBMUL
DEBMUL 3 Multiple debit advice message  

TBG5 Finance

This specification provides the definition of the Multiple debit advice message (DEBMUL) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.


1.1 Functional definition
A DEBMUL message is sent by an Account Servicing Financial Institution to the Account Owner or to a third party, which has agreed bilaterally in advance, that its account (s) has been or will be debited for specified amount (s) on the date (s) indicated, in settlement of the referenced business transaction (s).

1.2 Field of application
The Multiple debit advice message may be used for both national and international applications. It is based on universal practice related to administration, commerce and transport, and is not dependent on the type of business or industry.

1.3 Principles
- A DEBMUL may cover the financial settlement of one or more commercial trade transactions, such as invoices, credit notes, debit notes, etc. It is not intended for use in securities trading.

- Several debit accounts, value dates, entry dates and currencies may be specified.

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.


3.1 Standard terms and definitions
See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.


4.1 Data segment clarification
This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.

The following semantic principles apply to the message and are intended to facilitate the understanding and implementation of the message:

The Multiple Debit Advice message is structured in three levels: A, B and C.

- Level A Segment Groups 1,2,3 and 28 contains general data related to the whole message.

- Level B Segment groups 4 to 9 is based on the following rules:
  Level B contains data which applies to all the dependent C levels, such as,

  Same area Code:
When the BUS segment is used, domestic and international items should not be mixed in the same sequence of B and C levels.

  Same currency and same account:
  The items to be grouped must refer to the same account. The currency to be booked must be the same as that of the account.

  Same value date:
  The items must have the same value date.

  Same entry date:
  The items must be booked on the same day.

  Same bank operation code:
  The items must bear the same bank operation code.

  Remark: If, for the same receiver, one of these 5 basic pieces of information changes, a new level B is required.

- Level C Segment groups 10 to 27 contains the individual transactions, which are related to the data stored on level B.

- The structure of the message is designed to allow several B and C levels, each level B being followed by one or several C levels.

- Where a choice of code or text is given only the code element should be used wherever possible.
  Generated by GEFEG.FX