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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Product/Item Description

PID Product/Item Description

Pos: 242

Max: 1000

Detail - Optional

Loop: PO1

Elements: 2

User Option (Usage): Used

To describe a product in coded or free-form format

Element Summary

Ref Id Element Name Req Type Min/Max Usage
PID01 349 Item Description Type
Description:
Code indicating the format of a description.
M ID 1/1 Must use
PID05 352 Description
Description:
A free-form description to clarify the related data elements and their content.
C AN 1/80 Used

Syntax

  1. C0304 - If PID03 is present, then all of PID04 are required
  2. R0405 - At least one of PID04,PID05 is required

Comments

  1. Use PID03 to indicate the organization that publishes the code list being referred to.
  2. PID04 should be used for industry-specific product description codes.
  3. Use PID06 when necessary to refer to the product surface or layer being described in the segment.
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