EDI (X12/EDIFACT) notation format for segments/elements

I prefer to use the following style/notation for EDI segments/elements:

{SEGMENT NAME}-{ELEMENT POSITION}<‘C'{ELEMENT SUB POSITION}>

For example:
REF-01 (X12, Segment name: REF, element position: 1)
RFF-01C02 (EDIFACT, Segment name: RFF, element position: 1, sub-position: 2).

This approach gives me ability to check EDI data easily. I don’t like EDIFACT-style notations like RFF C506 1154 because it requires to use the standard along with the specification/bridge/design.

Gennady Kim

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