TBG16 Entry Point
This specification provides the definition of the Data maintenance status report/query message (DMSTAT) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.
1.1 Functional definition
The Data maintenance status report/query message (DMSTAT) permits the transfer of status for any Data Maintenance Request (DMR) action among parties involved in the preparation, processing, assessment, resolution and directory production processes. The message may also be used to inquire as to the current status of a DMR.
1.2 Field of application
The Data maintenance status report/query 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.
The message permits the submission of a request for status and the transmission of status(es) for any DMR action.
The message uses a hierarchical level structure to permit flexibility in expanding the description opportunities for status report or query types and data content.
One occurrence of a DMSTAT message may contain:
- status(es) for one or more DMRs,
- or request the status(es) for a DMR(s),
- or assign cross-reference numbers for individual DMRs,
- or send a secretarial status report.
However, only one function (e.g., either a status report, or a query, or a notification of log numbers) shall be contained within a single message occurrence.
The message may be exchanged at the regional or national level between the DMR submitter and the secretariat that acts as the entry point for DMR submissions to the submitter's technical assessment group. It may also be exchanged at an international level among the secretariats for the assessment function as well as those participating in the production of the directories.
On a regional or national level the first status sent for a given DMR will be from the entry point secretariat to the submitter providing the entry point secretariats log number assigned to an individual DMR. On an international level the first status sent for a given DMR will be from the central secretariat to the submitting region providing the UN Log Number assigned for an entry point log number.
Where entry point assessment groups review DMRs submitted outside their region or nation, the assessment groups will send a status report to the central secretariat indicating the status assigned to those DMRs. As an entry point assessment group or international assessment group reports its status for a DMR, the secretariat will include the reference of the assessment group status report from which the status is being reported. Each time the central secretariat receives a status report from a DMR entry point they assign a central secretariat cross-reference to the report and send the central secretariat report number back to the entry point's secretariat. The central secretariat will assign the report number for international assessment group status reports as well as consolidated reports for international assessment and directory production.
Prior to an international technical assessment or directory production meeting the central secretariat will compile the received statuses and generate a summary report of DMRs (using the report function of DMSTAT) for inclusion in those meetings.
The entry point secretariats are to confirm the inclusion or removal of DMRs from that entry point and, where necessary, confirm the status attributed to their assessment group for DMRs issued from other entry points, back to the central secretariat (using the status function of DMSTAT).
Use of the default service characters is required and the Interchange header shall specify character set level C.
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.