1.3.2: Using a legal entity GLN to identify the functions of an organisation

Structural Rule

A GLN assigned to a legal entity may be used to identify all functions of an organisation (or all functions for which no separate GLN has been assigned).


Legal entity and functions are representing the -who- in a business process, with the function being a more precise indication. Some organisations may need to identify some functions individually, but not all of them.


GLN A is used to identify the legal entity and all 'other' functions, in this case accounting and logistics. In the ordering process there is a need to specifically identify the sales department, using GLN B.