UN/EDIFACT D04B Message MSCONS - Metered services consumption report message (2024)

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UN/EDIFACT
UNITED NATIONS STANDARD MESSAGE (UNSM)
Version:D
Release:04B
Contr. Agency:UN
Revision:2
Date:2004-11-23
SOURCE:TBG1 Supply Chain
CONTENTS
Metered services consumption report message
  1. INTRODUCTION
  2. SCOPE
    1. Functional definition
    2. Field of application
    3. Principles
  3. REFERENCES
  4. TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    1. Standard terms and definitions
  5. MESSAGE DEFINITION
    1. Segment clarification
      1. Header section
      2. Detail section
      3. Summary section
    2. Segment index (alphabetical sequence by tag)
    3. Message structure
      1. Segment table

For general information on UN standard message types see UN Trade Data Interchange Directory, UNTDID, Part 4, Section 2.3, UN/ECE UNSM General Introduction


This message also occurs in the following versions of this standard:
D97A, D97B, D98A, D98B, D99A, D99B, D00A, D00B, D01A, D01B, D01C, D02A, D02B, D03A, D03B, D04A, D04B

This specification provides the definition of the Metered services consumption report message (MSCONS) to be used in Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) between trading partners involved in administration, commerce and transport.

1.1. Functional definition

A metered services consumption report is a communication between trading parties, or their agents, providing consumption and where associated technical, information at a location(s) for a product(s) or service(s) where the supply is recorded using a meter(s).

1.2. Field of application

The Metered services consumption report 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

  • At least one delivery party (premise) shall be identified per message.
  • Each metered services consumption report will define the period of time for which the details contained are valid.
  • A metered services consumption report may be used to provide consumption information which may directly relate to other business functions, e.g. invoicing or process control.
  • A metered services consumption report may be sent by the buyer or the seller to the other party.
  • Metered services consumption report will be provided for premises as defined by trading partners.
  • Locations, products and, or services, and meters shall be identified where ever possible within the report using codes to facilitate automatic processing.
  • The metered services consumption report may be transmitted at any time and may be related directly to either a delivery(ies) and, or an invoice(s).
  • A metered services consumption report when used to support the financial information contained in an invoice may only relate to one invoice.
  • A metered services consumption report when used to indicate consumption or qualitative information may relate to one or many delivery parties (premises).

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 1.

3.1. Standard terms and definitions

See UNTDID, Part 4, Chapter 2.3 UN/ECE UNSM - General Introduction, Section 2.

4.1. Segment clarification

This section should be read in conjunction with the segment table which indicates mandatory, conditional and repeating requirements.

The following guidelines and principles apply to the whole message and are intended to facilitate the understanding and implementation of the message:

  • Where a choice of code or text is given only the code element should be used wherever possible.
  • Conditional data that is not required in the message should not be included.
  • Care must be taken that the segment qualifier in dependent segments do not conflict with the segment qualifier of the trigger segment of a group.
  • Free text information within the message should be avoided as this inhibits automatic processing. It is only used when additional information that cannot be accommodated within the other segments is required.

4.1.1. Header section

Information to be provided in the Header section:

0010 UNH, Message header

A service segment starting and uniquely identifying a message. The message type code for the Metered services consumption report message is MSCONS.

Note: Metered services consumption report messages conforming to this document must contain the following data in segment UNH, composite S009:

Data element0065MSCONS
0052D
005404B
0051UN

0020 BGM, Beginning of message

A segment by which the sender must uniquely identify the metered services consumption report.

0030 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment specifying the dates, and when relevant, the times related to the whole message. The segment must be specified at least once to specify the message date as allocated by the sender.

0040 CUX, Currencies

A segment to specify currencies and relevant details for the rate of exchange.

0050 Segment Group 1: RFF-DTM

A group of segments for specifying any references and their dates valid for the whole report.

0060 RFF, Reference

A segment for the inclusion of any references related to the complete report, e.g. invoice number, contract number.

0070 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date and where necessary the time of the reference detailed in the preceding RFF segment.

0080 Segment Group 2: NAD-SG3-SG4

A group of segments identifying the parties involved in the transaction, reference numbers associated with the parties, and any contact points and numbers.

0090 NAD, Name and address

A segment to identify the party name and address, either by coded identification or in clear form. It is recommended that were possible only the coded form of the party identification should be specified, e.g. the buyer and seller are known to each other, thus only the coded identification is required.

0100 Segment Group 3: RFF-DTM

A group of segments for specifying any references relating to the party identified in the NAD segment.

0110 RFF, Reference

A segment for inclusion of any references related to the current party, e.g. fiscal number, government reference number, etc.

0120 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date and where necessary the time of the reference detailed in the preceding RFF segment.

0130 Segment Group 4: CTA-COM

A group of segments identifying the contact person or department for trading party and specifying the communication channel and number.

0140 CTA, Contact information

A segment to identify a person or department and their function, to whom communication should be directed.

0150 COM, Communication contact

A segment specifying the communication channel and number for the specified contact.

4.1.2. Detail section

Information to be provided in the Detail section:

0160 UNS, Section control

A segment placed at the start of the detail section to avoid segment collision.

0170 Segment Group 5: NAD-SG6

A group of segments identifying the delivery party (premise) and the meter for which consumption is being reported.

0180 NAD, Name and address

A segment to identify the delivery party (premise) for which the following consumption information is being provided. It is recommended that where possible codes be used to identify the delivery party to facilitate the automatic processing.

0190 Segment Group 6: LOC-DTM-SG7-SG8-SG9

A group of segments identifying the meter being reported, the date of the meter read, associated references, the physical characteristics of the meter, and the product or service for which consumption information is reported.

0200 LOC, Place/location identification

A segment to allow the identification of the meter to which the consumption information relates. It is recommended that where possible codes be used to identify the delivery party to facilitate automatic processing.

0210 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify dates associated with the reading of the meter.

0220 Segment Group 7: RFF-DTM

A group of segments for specifying any references and associated dates valid for the meter identified in the LOC segment.

0230 RFF, Reference

A segment identifying any references related to the meter identified in the LOC segment (e.g. serial number).

0240 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify any dates associated with the currently referenced document.

0250 Segment Group 8: CCI-DTM

A group of segments used to provide characteristic information and associated dates for the current meter.

0260 CCI, Characteristic/class id

A segment to describe the characteristics of the currently identified meter (e.g. sealed meter, banded meter).

0270 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment specifying the date and where necessary the time related to the previously identified meter characteristics (e.g. installation date, connection date, meter banding date).

0280 Segment Group 9: LIN-PIA-IMD-PRI-NAD-MOA-SG10-SG11

A group of segments providing details of the metered products or services, quantities, characteristics, and any associated dates.

0290 LIN, Line item

A segment identifying the metered product or service for which consumption information is being provided.

0300 PIA, Additional product id

A segment providing additional identification to the product or service specified in the LIN segment (e.g. buyer's or supplier's product codes).

0310 IMD, Item description

A segment for describing the metered product or service being reported. This segment should only be used for metered products or services that cannot be fully identified by an article number.

0320 PRI, Price details

A segment providing the unit price of the currently identified product or service.

0330 NAD, Name and address

A segment to identify parties related to the supply of the service (e.g. party telephoned) or related to the party who supplied the service (e.g. a petrol filling station).

0340 MOA, Monetary amount

A segment to specify the total cost of the product or service currently being reported upon, e.g. the total cost of local telephone calls.

0350 Segment Group 10: QTY-DTM-STS

A group of segments providing details of the meter read, consumption, correction quantities, and associated dates.

0360 QTY, Quantity

A segment identifying the consumption details, e.g. opening meter read, consumption, adjustments (correction).

0370 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify dates related to the previously specified consumption information.

0380 STS, Status

A segment giving a status for the quantity, e.g. metered, estimated or corrected.

0390 Segment Group 11: CCI-MEA-DTM

A group of segments providing characteristic details, measurements, and dates related to the details for the currently identified line item.

0400 CCI, Characteristic/class id

A segment used to describe the characteristics of the currently identified product or service (e.g. calorific values, chlorine content).

0410 MEA, Measurements

A segment enabling the indication of measurements related to the characteristics identified in the preceding CCI segment.

0420 DTM, Date/time/period

A segment to specify dates related to the previously specified characteristic information.

4.1.3. Summary section

Information to be provided in the Summary section:

0430 CNT, Control total

A segment by which control totals may be sent by the sender for checking by the receiver.

0440 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.

4.2. Segment index (alphabetical sequence by tag)

BGMBeginning of message
CCICharacteristic/class id
CNTControl total
COMCommunication contact
CTAContact information
CUXCurrencies
DTMDate/time/period
IMDItem description
LINLine item
LOCPlace/location identification
MEAMeasurements
MOAMonetary amount
NADName and address
PIAAdditional product id
PRIPrice details
QTYQuantity
RFFReference
STSStatus
UNHMessage header
UNSSection control
UNTMessage trailer

4.3. Message structure

4.3.1. Segment table

├─UNH Message header×1(M)
├─BGM Beginning of message×1(M)
├─DTM Date/time/period×9(M)
├─CUX Currencies×9(C)
├─SegmentGroup1×9(C)
├─RFF Reference×1(M)
└─DTM Date/time/period×9(C)
├─SegmentGroup2×99(C)
├─NAD Name and address×1(M)
├─SegmentGroup3×9(C)
├─RFF Reference×1(M)
└─DTM Date/time/period×9(C)
└─SegmentGroup4×9(C)
──├─CTA Contact information×1(M)
──└─COM Communication contact×9(C)
├─UNS Section control×1(M)
├─SegmentGroup5×99999(M)
├─NAD Name and address×1(M)
└─SegmentGroup6×99999(M)
──├─LOC Place/location identification×1(M)
──├─DTM Date/time/period×9(C)
──├─SegmentGroup7×99(C)
──├─RFF Reference×1(M)
──└─DTM Date/time/period×9(C)
──├─SegmentGroup8×99(C)
──├─CCI Characteristic/class id×1(M)
──└─DTM Date/time/period×99(C)
──└─SegmentGroup9×99999(C)
────├─LIN Line item×1(M)
────├─PIA Additional product id×9(C)
────├─IMD Item description×9(C)
────├─PRI Price details×9(C)
────├─NAD Name and address×9(C)
────├─MOA Monetary amount×9(C)
────├─SegmentGroup10×9999(M)
────├─QTY Quantity×1(M)
────├─DTM Date/time/period×9(C)
────└─STS Status×9(C)
────└─SegmentGroup11×99(C)
──────├─CCI Characteristic/class id×1(M)
──────├─MEA Measurements×99(C)
──────└─DTM Date/time/period×9(C)
├─CNT Control total×99(C)
└─UNT Message trailer×1(M)

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