Syntax DMR Submission & Processing Procedures

 

Joint syntax working group (with UNECE)

Syntax Data Maintenance Request Submission & Processing Procedures

 

    1. IntroductionSyntax Data Maintenance Requests (Syntax DMRs) serve as the means to apply enhancements to ISO 9735 (Electronic data interchange for administration, commerce and transport (EDIFACT) — Application level syntax rules). These Syntax DMRs fall into three categories:
      • Service code DMRs
        DMRs proposing changes and/or additions which are against ISO 9735/V.3 and/or ISO 9735/V.4 related to codes for data elements beginning with ‘0’.
      • Service directory DMRs
        DMRs against ISO 9735/V.4 which are related to segments beginning with ‘U’; composite data elements beginning with ‘S’; data elements beginning with ‘0‘.

        Service directory DMRs against ISO 9735/V.3 are no longer applicable.

      • Syntax rule DMRs
        DMRs proposing changes or enhancements to any of the syntax rules and associated text specified in the latest release of ISO 9735/V.4 (which includes the service messages AUTACK, CONTRL and KEYMAN).

Syntax rule DMRs against ISO 9735/V.3 are no longer applicable.

  1. Submission of Syntax DMRs
    1. Submission of Service code DMRs
      1. Service code DMRs shall be directly submitted to the ISO/TC 154/JWG 1 (JSWG)[1] using the web form specifically designed for this purpose. The form can be accessed through the JWG 1 web site: http://www.gefeg.com/jswg.
      2. In addition Service code DMRs can be submitted:
        • via the UNECE CEFACT secretariat,
        • automatically (as result of new directory [d/e 0054] and/or message type addition [d/e 0065] of which the information has to be provided by the UNECE secretariat to the JWG 1 secretariat one month before the scheduled release of the UN/EDIFACT directory set.
    2. Submission of Service directory DMRs and Syntax rule DMRs
      1. Service directory DMRs and Syntax rule DMRs shall be directly submitted to the JWG 1 secretariat.
      2. Service directory DMRs and Syntax rule DMRs shall be forwarded to the JWG 1 secretariat either:
        • in electronic form as e-mail text; or
        • as an attachment to an e-mail in MS Word or RTF format.

          and be addressed to: bernd.boesler@din.de

        • Those without an e-mail capability should send their Syntax DMRs by fax or letter to the JWG 1 secretariat at:

          Fax: +49 30 2601-42488

          Address:

          DIN
          att. Mr. Boesler
          D – 10772 Berlin
          Germany

  • Processing (Review) of Syntax DMRs
  1. Syntax DMRs as submitted to the JWG 1 secretariat will be allocated a JWG 1 log number which will be communicated back to the submittor as a confirmation of receipt of the DMR.
  2. For Service code DMRs submitted via the JWG 1 web site, these will be allocated a JWG 1 log number and acknowledged automatically.
  3. Service directory DMRs and Syntax rule DMRs shall be circulated by the JWG 1 secretariat to the experts of JWG 1.

    The function of the review shall be to approve the DMR (minor change) or to become a Work Item to be processed by JWG 1. If a DMR is rejected, the reason for the rejection shall be given. Whatever the outcome of the review, the party that submitted the DMR to the JWG 1 shall be notified by the JWG 1 secretariat of the result, including where necessary the reason for a rejection.

    DMRs approved as Work Items for JWG 1 shall be processed according to the approved JWG 1 procedures for the progression of its Work Items as set out in the attached Annex.

  • Publication of approved Syntax DMRs
  1. Publication of approved Service code DMRs

    Approved Service code DMRs shall be applied to the appropriate Service Code List Directories (ISO 9735/V.4 and/or ISO 9735/V.3) and made available as a new directory release at the JWG 1 web site (http://www.gefeg.com/jswg) with the same frequency as that applied to the user UN/EDIFACT Directories (currently two releases per year).

    The JWG 1 secretariat shall provide the Service Code Publication Team[2], one month before the next scheduled UN/EDIFACT directory, with all approved Service code DMRs. These DMRs shall be applied to the appropriate Service Code List Directories (ISO 9735/V.4 and/or ISO 9735/V.3) and made available as a new directory release at the JWG 1 web site (http://www.gefeg.com/jswg) at the date provided by the JWG 1 secretariat. To ensure proper publication alignment with the UN/EDIFACT Directory set the web host provider, currently GEFEG, will be informed by the JWG 1 secretariat when to make the new web content available to the Public.

  2. Publication of approved Service directory DMRs and Service rule DMRs

    Approved Work Items for changing/updating the Service directory and/or the Syntax rules will lead to a new edition of the affected Part(s) of the ISO 9735 standard series and the relevant entries on the JWG 1 web site.


 

[1]  JSWG = Joint Syntax Working Group = Name of ISO/TC 154/JWG 1
[2]  Members of the Service Code Publication Team are appointed by the JWG 1 convener and secretariat.