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 Revisio