4.2.1: Change of the location access address

New GLN
Same GLN
Inactive GLN

When the access address of a physical location changes, a new GLN must be assigned unless the change is deemed to be insignificant.

Rationale

An access address change can be caused by a move to a different site, or by changing the entrance of the location in such a way that it causes an address change. A move to a different site will have a major impact on trading partners, changing the entrance of the location will often have less impact.

Notes

It is important to timely inform trading partners on address changes, also when the GLN stays the same.

Examples

Store moves to a different building in the same street.
Building stays physically at the same spot but its access address or entry gate changes.