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  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification DIRDEF
 
 
DIRDEF 6 Directory definition message  
  Date:
2003-06-10

Source:
TBG16 Entry Point

0. INTRODUCTION
This specification provides the definition of the Directory definition message (DIRDEF) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.

1. SCOPE

1.1 Functional definition
This Directory definition message (DIRDEF) permits the transfer of the contents of a UN/EDIFACT or American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) X12 Directory set or parts thereof.

1.2 Field of application
The Directory definition 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
The Message allows the transmission of a UN/EDIFACT or X12 Directory set, or parts thereof. A UN/EDIFACT or ANSI ASC X12 Directory Set comprises:

-Message type or Transaction Set directory
-Segment directory
-Composite data element directory
-Simple data element directory
-Code list directory

One occurrence of the message can contain only one version of a UN/EDIFACT or ANSI ASC X12 Directory set, or parts thereof.

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

3. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS

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

4. MESSAGE DEFINITION

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