United Nations Directories
for Electronic Data Interchange for
Administration, Commerce and Transport



 UN/EDIFACT

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BGM BEGINNING OF MESSAGE

Function: To indicate the type and function of a message and to transmit the identifying number. 010 C002 DOCUMENT/MESSAGE NAME C 1 1001 Document name code C an..3 1131 Code list identification code C an..17 3055 Code list responsible agency code C an..3 1000 Document name C an..35 020 C106 DOCUMENT/MESSAGE IDENTIFICATION C 1 1004 Document identifier C an..70 1056 Version identifier C an..9 1060 Revision identifier C an..6 030 1225 MESSAGE FUNCTION CODE C 1 an..3 040 4343 RESPONSE TYPE CODE C 1 an..3

Segment BGM is used in the following Messages:

APERAK AUTHOR BALANC BANSTA BAPLIE BERMAN BMISRM

BOPBNK BOPCUS BOPDIR BOPINF BUSCRD CALINF CASINT

CASRES CHACCO CLASET CNTCND COACSU COARRI CODECO

CODENO COEDOR COHAOR COLREQ COMDIS CONAPW CONDPV

CONDRA CONDRO CONEST CONITT CONPVA CONQVA CONRPW

CONTEN CONWQD COPARN COPAYM COPINO COPRAR COREOR

COSTCO COSTOR CREADV CREEXT CREMUL CUSCAR CUSDEC

CUSEXP CUSPED