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1503 Data format description code [C]

Desc: Code specifying the data format. Repr: an..3 Code Values: 1 ASCII Code to identify the ASCII format (American Standard Code II). 2 EBCDIC Code to identify the EBCDIC format (Extended Binary Character Decimal Interchange Code). 3 Binary Code to identify a binary format. 4 Analogue Code to identify an analogue format.

Data Element Cross Reference

DataElement 1503 is used in the following Batch Composite Elements:


DataElement 1503 is used in the following Interactive Segments:


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