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4295 Change reason description code [B]
Desc: Code specifying the reason for a change.
AA Member attribute change
An attribute of a member of a group has changed.
In an other country.
AC Member category change
The member or benefits category has changed.
Subject has died.
Subject is disabled.
AF Early retirement
Retirement before the normal retirement age.
Subject is incurring hardship.
AH Ill health
Subject has ill health.
AI Leaving employer
Subject is leaving employer.
AJ Leaving industry
Person is leaving, or has left, an identified industry.
AK Level/rate table change
The insurance level/rate table has changed.
AL Normal retirement
Subject has retired at the normal retirement age.
Reason differs from any of the other coded values.
Subject has been retrenched from work.
Subject has resigned from work.
AP Member status change
The member status has changed.
AQ Alternate quantity and unit of measurement
Change is due to an alternate quantity and unit of
AR Article out of assortment for particular company
Item normally part of a suppliers standard assortment
but is unavailable for a specific buyer due to legal or
AS Article out of assortment
Article normally part of a standard assortment is
AT Item not ordered
Code indicating the item or product was not ordered.
AU No delivery due to outstanding payments
Delivery of an item was stopped due to outstanding
deliveries which have not yet been paid.
AV Out of inventory
Item is out of inventory.
AW Quantity adjustment
Code indicating that the reason for the quantity
variance is because of adjustments.
AX National pricing authority agreement is final
Code to indicate that the national pricing authority
agreement for a price is final.
AY Sale location different
Sold in a different sales location.
AZ Best before date out of sequence
Goods have a best before date that is earlier than that
of goods previously received.
BA Damaged goods
A change resulting from damaged goods.
BB Transport means technical failure
Transport means had a technical failure, e.g. transport
means could not be unloaded or did not comply with
BC Equipment technical failure
Equipment had a technical failure, e.g. equipment was
damaged or wrong.
BD Blueprint deviation
Change is due to a deviation in the blueprint.
BE Goods technical failure
Goods had a technical failure, e.g. instability,
overhang, transportation lock or damage.
BF Spoilage of goods
A change resulting from the spoilage of goods.
BG Grade difference out of tolerance level
The change is due to a variation in the grade of the
product outside the tolerance level allowed in an
BH Batch number difference
The batch number printed on the product received is
different to the batch number specified in the despatch
BI Expiry date difference
The expiry date printed on the product received is
different from the expiry date specified in the despatch
BQ Balancing quantity
Amount needed to resolve difference between ordered and
DC Date change
Date has changed.
EV Estimated quantity
The estimated quantity has changed.
GU Gross volume per pack and unit of measure
The gross volume per pack and unit of measure has
GW Gross weight per pack
The gross weight per pack has changed.
LD Length difference
The change is due to a difference in length.
MC Pack/size measure difference
The change is due to a difference in pack/size measure.
PC Pack type difference
The reason for the variation is due to a difference in
the type of pack.
PD Pack dimension difference
The change is due to a difference in the dimension.
PQ Pack quantity
The pack quantity has changed.
PS Product/services ID change
The product/services identification has changed.
PW Pack weight difference
The change is due to a difference in the pack weight.
PZ Pack size difference
The reason for the variation is due to a difference in
the size of pack.
QO Quantity ordered
The quantity ordered has changed.
QP Quantity based on price qualifier
The quantity based on price qualifier has changed.
QT Quantity price break
The quantity price break has changed.
SC Size difference
The change is due to a difference in the size.
UM Unit of measure difference
The change is due to a difference in the unit of
UP Unit price
The unit price has changed.
WD Width difference
The change is due to a difference in width.
WO Weight qualifier/gross weight per package
The weight qualifier/gross weight per package has
WP Inadvertent error
An inadvertent error in recording a quantity.
WQ Over shipped
A shipped quantity greater than the ordered or invoiced
WR Temporarily unavailable
Product is temporarily unavailable.
WS Government action
Due to government action.
WT Excluded from the promotion activity
Product is not included in the promotion activity.
WU Committed purchase quantity exceeded
The committed purchase quantity has been exceeded.
WV Committed purchase quantity not ordered
The committed purchase quantity has not been ordered.
ZZZ Mutually defined
A code assigned within a code list to be used on an
interim basis and as defined among trading partners
until a precise code can be assigned to the code list.
Data Element Cross Reference
DataElement 4295 is used in the following Batch Composite Elements:
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