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  UN/EDIFACT  D.03A (Batch) Syntax version 3 Issue date 2003-06-23  
  Message type specification PROINQ
PROINQ 2 Product inquiry message  
0010    UNH
Message header
A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Product inquiry message is PROINQ.

Product inquiry messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:

Data element  0065 PROINQ
              0052 D
              0054 03A
              0051 UN
M 1
0020    BGM
Beginning of message
A segment by which the sender must uniquely identify the Product inquiry message by means of its number.
M 1
0030    DTM
A segment specifying general dates and, when relevant, times related to the whole message. The Product Inquiry message preparation date must be specified using this segment.
M 9
0040    CUX
A segment identifying the currency in which all product prices are expressed in the Product inquiry message.
C 1
0050    SG1
A group of segments identifying the parties with associated information relevant to the whole Product inquiry message.
M 99
0060    NAD
Name and address
A segment identifying names and addresses of the parties, in coded or clear form, and their functions relevant to the Product inquiry message. Identification of the requesting party and the party asked for information is mandatory for the Product inquiry message. It is recommended that where possible only the coded form of the party ID should be specified e.g. the sender and receiver of the report are known to each other, thus only the coded ID is required, but when a new address might have to be clearly specified, this should be done preferably in structured format.
M 1
0070    SG2
A group of segments giving contact details of the specific person or department within the party identified in NAD segment.
C 9
0080    CTA
Contact information
A segment to identify a person or department, and their function, to whom communications should be directed.
M 1
0090    COM
Communication contact
A segment to identify a communications type and number for the contact specified in the CTA segment.
C 9
0100    SG3
A group of segments for giving references and where necessary, their dates, relating to the whole message e.g. contract number.
C 9
0110    RFF
A segment identifying the reference by its number and where appropriate a line number within the document.
M 1
0120    DTM
A segment specifying the date and/or time related to the reference.
C 9
0130    SG4
A group of segments identifying the product or attributes of the product for which information is required.
M 9999
0140    LIN
Line item
A segment specifying the inquiry request line and if available, the identification of the product or service for which the inquiry is being made.
M 1
0150    SG5
A group of segments providing product characteristics and values or measurements associated with the characteristics. Repeating CCI segments provide additional characteristics e.g. colour, size, pattern (AND linkage).
Repeating CCI segments provide a choice of characteristic values (OR linkage).
C 999
0160    CCI
Characteristic/class id
A segment to identify a product characteristic and/or the characteristic name and characteristic relevance for the business process.
M 1
0170    CAV
Characteristic value
A segment to specify product characteristic by value in either coded form or in free format.
C 10
0180    MEA
A segment indicating characteristic values being physical measurements (including measurable quantities and percentages) related to specific product characteristic (e.g. voltage, percentage of material contained) and where relevant measurement ranges.
The MEA segment is repeatable to allow the indication of a number of applicable measurable values, for example one electric appliance may be suitable for different voltages: 110V, 220V, 240V and 380V.
C 10
0190    SG6
A group of segments specifying the type of requested information and optionally product identification(s), measurements, parties related to the product, dates and price ranges.
C 9999
0200    IRQ
Information required
A segment specifying the type of information requested by the Product inquiry message, e.g. a price/sales catalogue, allowances and charges information, delivery lead times, etc.
M 1
0210    PIA
Additional product id
A segment providing either additional identification to the product specified in the LIN segment or providing a substitute product identification.
C 10
0220    IMD
Item description
A segment for describing the product or service inquired. This segment should be used for products that cannot be fully identified by an article number.
C 10
0230    MEA
A segment specifying the physical measurements for a product.
C 10
0240    NAD
Name and address
A segment identifying the name and address of a party related to the product for which an inquiry is being made, e.g. supplier, ultimate customer, etc.
C 10
0250    PGI
Product group information
A segment specifying product or price group information requested for the current product.
C 9
0260    DTM
A segment identifying relevant dates or periods for a product, e.g. availability date, lead time, delivery date, etc.
C 5
0270    SG7
A group of segments providing pricing information and price ranges for the product identified in the detail section.
C 10
0280    PRI
Price details
A segment to specify the price type and amount, e.g. proposed purchase price, suggested retail price, etc.
M 1
0290    RNG
Range details
A segment providing range information related to prices, e.g. price range between 1000 - 1500 BEF.
C 1
0300    UNT
Message trailer
A service segment ending a message, giving the total number of segments in the message (including the UNH & UNT) and the control reference number of the message.
M 1
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