1.3.3: GLN identifying multiple location types: Impact of location changes

Structural Rule

A GLN change caused by rules for one usage type will affect the other GLN usages.


This is a logical consequence of combined use.


GLN “A” is used to identify a legal entity and a physical location. The access address changes, requiring a new GLN “B” to be assigned to the physical location.
Now the organisation has a choice: If the organisation chooses to continue multi-use of the GLN, this will require GLN of the legal entity to change into GLN “B.”
If the multi-use of the GLN is stopped, the organisation can continue to use GLN “A” for the legal entity.