3.5 Specific Rules for definitions of business data terms or groups

The following specific rules for the definition of a business data term and group apply to business data terms or group used for GS1 identification keys, coded values, monetary amounts, references and dates or date periods.

3.5.1 Business data terms or group definitions which contain identifiers such as GLN, GTIN, SSCC, GDTI or other GS1 identification keys

R49. The definition must begin with the words “Identity” when defining a business data term which constitutes an identifier.

R50. The business data term definition may not mention any GS1 identification key.

1. Business data term name

Not so good definition

Reason

Better definition

Global trade item number, GTIN

The identification of any item (product or service) upon which there is a need to retrieve pre-defined information and that may be priced, ordered, or invoiced at any point in any supply chain.

Not business oriented (R 38).

Too long (R 39).

The word “Identity of” missing (R 49).

Identity according to the GS1 identification system for unique identification of products and services.

Global location number, GLN

The globally unique identification attached to the logistic unit, used for logistical and traceability purposes.

Not business oriented (R 38).

No clear use (R 40).

The word “Identity of” missing (R 49).

Identity according to the GS1 identification system for unique identification of legal entities, roles and functions, physical and digital locations.

3.5.2 Business data term or group definitions which contain a reference to a document

R51. It should start “The information specifying the details of a reference to”.

Example: The information specifying the details of a reference to a despatch advice.

3.5.3 Rules for a definition in business data terms or groups using the word “information”

R52. The description may start with: “The information specifying …”.

3.5.4 Rules for a definition in business data terms or groups using the word “date time”

R53. The description may start with: “The date and optional time from when…”.


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