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Can ISA and GS sender and receiver id's be different...?? RRS feed

  • Question

  • We have sender and receiver id's in ISA and as well as in GS... so can they both be different...?? Can anyone help me out what's the difference between both id's in ISA and GS...

     

    Monday, September 20, 2010 11:54 AM

Answers

  • The meaning of the GS identifier is generally determined by the two parties.  It can be different from the ISA.  One common practice is to use the GS ID for internal routing -- identifying the sub-unit of the business that is sending or receiving the message.  For example:

       ISA ID:  ACME

       GS ID:   ACCOUNTING

       GS ID:   SHIPPING

    In the Americas, large corporations often use the GS ID to route to the correct corporate unit.

       ISA:  LARGECORPORATION

       GS:   CANADA

       GS:   UNITEDSTATES

       GS:   MEXICO

    They do this when their EDI operation is centralized and all EDI flows to/from a central place.

    Hope this helps,

     


    Jim -- Pro Mapping in BizTalk 2009, Apress Books, March 23, 2009
    Monday, September 20, 2010 2:00 PM

All replies

  • ISA and GS are two different envelopes. One file can have multiple ISA segments. Within each ISA you can have multple GS segments with different IDs. Within each GS you can have multiple ST segments, but they will all belong to the GS. Think of it as the ISA is the head of the household and identifies the whole file. Within the head of household, you can have multiple groups all having different IDs. Within each group, you can have children all belonging to the GS. Another way to thiink of it is envoloples. If you insert all your paper claims inside one envelope, that is your GS. If you have mulple envolopes and put those envelpes inside one big envolope and that is your ISA. The best thing is to purchase the guides so you can refer to any HIPAA question.

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    • Proposed as answer by Carlos T. _ Monday, September 20, 2010 12:59 PM
    Monday, September 20, 2010 12:59 PM
  • The meaning of the GS identifier is generally determined by the two parties.  It can be different from the ISA.  One common practice is to use the GS ID for internal routing -- identifying the sub-unit of the business that is sending or receiving the message.  For example:

       ISA ID:  ACME

       GS ID:   ACCOUNTING

       GS ID:   SHIPPING

    In the Americas, large corporations often use the GS ID to route to the correct corporate unit.

       ISA:  LARGECORPORATION

       GS:   CANADA

       GS:   UNITEDSTATES

       GS:   MEXICO

    They do this when their EDI operation is centralized and all EDI flows to/from a central place.

    Hope this helps,

     


    Jim -- Pro Mapping in BizTalk 2009, Apress Books, March 23, 2009
    Monday, September 20, 2010 2:00 PM