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  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification UTILTS
 
 
UTILTS 3 Utilities time series message  
  Date:
2003-06-10

Source:
TBG1 Supply Chain

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

1. SCOPE

1.1 Functional definition
The Utilities time series message is sent between responsible parties in a utilities infrastructure for the purpose of reporting time series and connected technical and/or administrative information.

1.2 Field of application
The Utilities time series 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 Utilities time series message may contain time series for metered values, forecasts, estimates, prices, etc. Connected to each time series there may be technical and administrative information, such as characteristics of a meter, exchange rates, etc. Each time series will be identified by the companies and/or locations that are reported, the product and the validity time period. The message may be an initial message and does not require a response.

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.

3.2 Message terms and definitions
TIME SERIES: A sequence of observations of a single process often taken at equal time intervals.

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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