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ESG Appendix I: EDIFACT Message Structure

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Required message structure (EDIFACT)

 

S/MIME SMTP E-mail Header

 

Image - EDIFACT Message Structure

Example: UNB+UNOB:1+016968919:01+FDA:ZZ+060310:0127+37' ----> Header

SGML document----------------------------------------------------------> SGML Document

'UNZ+1+37' --------------------------------------------------------------> Trailer

 

EDIFACT UNB Header Information

Description

Code

Comments

Identification of the start of the UNB header

UNB

The code for the start of the UNB header should be UNB in upper case letters

Version of the standard of the UNB header

UNOB:1

The current version code should be UNOB in upper case letters

Interchange sender identification code and sender code qualifier

xxxxxxx:01 (for AS2 submissions this should match the routing ID)

xxxxxxx should be the number assigned to your company by Dun and Bradstreet Information Services. (For industry sending to the FDA, the sender code qualifier is 01.)

Interchange recipient

FDA:zz

xxxx should be the code for the receiving center (CDER, CBER, CDRH, CVM,

CFSAN)

Date and time of preparation

yymmdd:hhmm

For now, a two-digit designation should be used for the year

Interchange control reference

Up to 14 alphanumeric

characters

You should assign a unique reference number for each interchange. Otherwise the system will not recognize the transmission as new

 

UNZ Trailer Information

Description

Code

Comments

Identification of the start of the trailer

UNZ

The code for the start of the trailer is UNZ in upper case letters

Interchange control count

Up to 6 numerical characters

Counts either the number of messages or the number of functional groups within the interchange. Usually, this is 1

Interchange control reference

Up to 14 alphanumeric characters

This should be the same as the interchange control reference in the UNB header

EDI headers and trailers are made up of a series of data elements separated by plus (+) signs. A colon should separate segments of the individual data elements. An apostrophe should be used to terminate the header, body of the message, and the trailer.

 

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