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Created by Elias B (SWISS) on 2010-10-29 03:54:01 Back to Topics

IS-XML for billed party

To my understanding, the billed airline will receive:
- ONE IS-XML per P, C, M, U containing ALL invoices of that particular category and period.
- If opting for Digital Signature of the XML file: One invoice in XML format for every invoice along with all the other documents in the offline archive file. See also screenshot below ex chapter 12.19
  As far as I know, the invoice XML is similar to the IS-XML but does not contain the LineItemDetails – anyway – please make sure to provide XML definition for this XML as well.
Please confirm whether the above is true as I've got contradictory info from different persons.
Replied by Bruno R (IATA) on 2010-11-05 19:03:25
Members will received:
 
Billed Entity
One zip file per billing category will include for every billed invoice:
-PDF invoice with embedded DS OR
-A copy of the invoice in PDF and the Legal XML file and a separate DS creation file and a separate Legal XML file DS verification log AND
-PDF Listing including line item details AND
-IS-XML (if requested in the member profile)
-Supporting document if any
Billing Entity
One zip file per billing category will include for every billing invoice:
-PDF invoice with embedded DS OR
-PDF copy of the invoice and Legal XML file and a separate DS creation file
-PDF Listing including line item details
-Supporting document if any

From:
Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 3:54 AM
Subject: IS-XML for billed party

To my understanding, the billed airline will receive:

- ONE IS-XML per P, C, M, U containing ALL invoices of that particular category and period.

- If opting for Digital Signature of the XML file: One invoice in XML format for every invoice along with all the other documents in the offline archive file. See also screenshot below ex chapter 12.19

  As far as I know, the invoice XML is similar to the IS-XML but does not contain the LineItemDetails – anyway – please make sure to provide XML definition for this XML as well.

Please confirm whether the above is true as I've got contradictory info from different persons.

Replied by Elias B (SWISS) on 2010-11-12 03:44:45
Hi Bruno,
 
To my understanding, what you say is contradictory to the ISPG because:
 
1.) See Chapt 12.2: here you find the file naming convention. For IS-XML sent by IS to billed party, the ISPG says:

AXMLTBBBBCCCCCCCC.XML

Position 1 (A):

Billing Category; P = Passenger, C = Cargo, M = Miscellaneous, U = UATP.

Positions 6-9 (BBBB):

Billed Entity‟s numeric code, zero filled & right justified; e.g. 0125 = British Airways (BA), 0001 = American Airlines (AA), 0057 = Air France (AF).

Positions 10-17 (CCCCCCCC):

Billing month and period. Represented as YYYYMMPP. E.g. 20110603 = Period 3 of June-2011.

In case of consolidated files (for the entire billing month) created by IS, the last 2 positions (PP) will be represented as 00.

 
--> As you can see, it is not possible to receive 1 IS-XML for each invoice, because you do not have the invoice number in the file name and the files would overwrite each other.
 
2.) See Chapt. 12.19: This is the definition of the Offline Archive File. The IS-XML is no part of the same.
 
--> Is the ISPG wrong? Or do I misinterpret it?
 
Thanks and best regards,
 
Elias



From: IATA
Posted: Friday, November 05, 2010 7:03 PM
Subject: IS-XML for billed party

Members will received:
 
Billed Entity
One zip file per billing category will include for every billed invoice:
-PDF invoice with embedded DS OR
-A copy of the invoice in PDF and the Legal XML file and a separate DS creation file and a separate Legal XML file DS verification log AND
-PDF Listing including line item details AND
-IS-XML (if requested in the member profile)
-Supporting document if any
Billing Entity
One zip file per billing category will include for every billing invoice:
-PDF invoice with embedded DS OR
-PDF copy of the invoice and Legal XML file and a separate DS creation file
-PDF Listing including line item details
-Supporting document if any

From:
Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 3:54 AM
Subject: IS-XML for billed party

To my understanding, the billed airline will receive:

- ONE IS-XML per P, C, M, U containing ALL invoices of that particular category and period.

- If opting for Digital Signature of the XML file: One invoice in XML format for every invoice along with all the other documents in the offline archive file. See also screenshot below ex chapter 12.19

  As far as I know, the invoice XML is similar to the IS-XML but does not contain the LineItemDetails – anyway – please make sure to provide XML definition for this XML as well.

Please confirm whether the above is true as I've got contradictory info from different persons.

Replied by Elias B (SWISS) on 2010-12-14 05:11:55
Dear IATA,
 
this item is still open and not clear to us nor to other carriers.
Please clarify - if possible make an example!
 
Thanks and best regards,
 
Elias

From:
Posted: Friday, November 12, 2010 3:44 AM
Subject: IS-XML for billed party

Hi Bruno,
 
To my understanding, what you say is contradictory to the ISPG because:
 
1.) See Chapt 12.2: here you find the file naming convention. For IS-XML sent by IS to billed party, the ISPG says:

AXMLTBBBBCCCCCCCC.XML

Position 1 (A):

Billing Category; P = Passenger, C = Cargo, M = Miscellaneous, U = UATP.

Positions 6-9 (BBBB):

Billed Entity‟s numeric code, zero filled & right justified; e.g. 0125 = British Airways (BA), 0001 = American Airlines (AA), 0057 = Air France (AF).

Positions 10-17 (CCCCCCCC):

Billing month and period. Represented as YYYYMMPP. E.g. 20110603 = Period 3 of June-2011.

In case of consolidated files (for the entire billing month) created by IS, the last 2 positions (PP) will be represented as 00.

 
--> As you can see, it is not possible to receive 1 IS-XML for each invoice, because you do not have the invoice number in the file name and the files would overwrite each other.
 
2.) See Chapt. 12.19: This is the definition of the Offline Archive File. The IS-XML is no part of the same.
 
--> Is the ISPG wrong? Or do I misinterpret it?
 
Thanks and best regards,
 
Elias



From: IATA
Posted: Friday, November 05, 2010 7:03 PM
Subject: IS-XML for billed party

Members will received:
 
Billed Entity
One zip file per billing category will include for every billed invoice:
-PDF invoice with embedded DS OR
-A copy of the invoice in PDF and the Legal XML file and a separate DS creation file and a separate Legal XML file DS verification log AND
-PDF Listing including line item details AND
-IS-XML (if requested in the member profile)
-Supporting document if any
Billing Entity
One zip file per billing category will include for every billing invoice:
-PDF invoice with embedded DS OR
-PDF copy of the invoice and Legal XML file and a separate DS creation file
-PDF Listing including line item details
-Supporting document if any

From:
Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 3:54 AM
Subject: IS-XML for billed party

To my understanding, the billed airline will receive:

- ONE IS-XML per P, C, M, U containing ALL invoices of that particular category and period.

- If opting for Digital Signature of the XML file: One invoice in XML format for every invoice along with all the other documents in the offline archive file. See also screenshot below ex chapter 12.19

  As far as I know, the invoice XML is similar to the IS-XML but does not contain the LineItemDetails – anyway – please make sure to provide XML definition for this XML as well.

Please confirm whether the above is true as I've got contradictory info from different persons.

Replied by Ashley H on 2011-01-26 16:09:04
Hi Elias,
 
Sorry for the delay in replying to your question. For clarification, the billed party will receive one IS-XML per Billing Category, and also one zip file per Billing Category for all the outputs (Invoice PDF copy, supporting docs, etc) - not per Invoice, so the files will not overwrite.
 
There are some minor corrections to Bruno's post above:
 
Billed Entity
Two zip files per billing category will include for every billed invoice.

First:
-PDF invoice with embedded DS OR
-A copy of the invoice in PDF and the Legal XML file and a separate DS creation file and a separate Legal XML file DS verification log AND
-PDF Listing including line item details AND
-Supporting document if any
 
Second:
-IS-XML (if requested in the member profile)
Billing Entity
One zip file per billing category will include for every billing invoice:
-PDF invoice with embedded DS OR
-PDF copy of the invoice and Legal XML file and a separate DS creation file
-PDF Listing including line item details
-Supporting document if any

I hope this helps.
Best Regards

From:
Posted: Tuesday, December 14, 2010 5:11 AM
Subject: IS-XML for billed party

Dear IATA,
 
this item is still open and not clear to us nor to other carriers.
Please clarify - if possible make an example!
 
Thanks and best regards,
 
Elias

From:
Posted: Friday, November 12, 2010 3:44 AM
Subject: IS-XML for billed party

Hi Bruno,
 
To my understanding, what you say is contradictory to the ISPG because:
 
1.) See Chapt 12.2: here you find the file naming convention. For IS-XML sent by IS to billed party, the ISPG says:

AXMLTBBBBCCCCCCCC.XML

Position 1 (A):

Billing Category; P = Passenger, C = Cargo, M = Miscellaneous, U = UATP.

Positions 6-9 (BBBB):

Billed Entity‟s numeric code, zero filled & right justified; e.g. 0125 = British Airways (BA), 0001 = American Airlines (AA), 0057 = Air France (AF).

Positions 10-17 (CCCCCCCC):

Billing month and period. Represented as YYYYMMPP. E.g. 20110603 = Period 3 of June-2011.

In case of consolidated files (for the entire billing month) created by IS, the last 2 positions (PP) will be represented as 00.

 
--> As you can see, it is not possible to receive 1 IS-XML for each invoice, because you do not have the invoice number in the file name and the files would overwrite each other.
 
2.) See Chapt. 12.19: This is the definition of the Offline Archive File. The IS-XML is no part of the same.
 
--> Is the ISPG wrong? Or do I misinterpret it?
 
Thanks and best regards,
 
Elias



From: IATA
Posted: Friday, November 05, 2010 7:03 PM
Subject: IS-XML for billed party

Members will received:
 
Billed Entity
One zip file per billing category will include for every billed invoice:
-PDF invoice with embedded DS OR
-A copy of the invoice in PDF and the Legal XML file and a separate DS creation file and a separate Legal XML file DS verification log AND
-PDF Listing including line item details AND
-IS-XML (if requested in the member profile)
-Supporting document if any
Billing Entity
One zip file per billing category will include for every billing invoice:
-PDF invoice with embedded DS OR
-PDF copy of the invoice and Legal XML file and a separate DS creation file
-PDF Listing including line item details
-Supporting document if any

From:
Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010 3:54 AM
Subject: IS-XML for billed party

To my understanding, the billed airline will receive:

- ONE IS-XML per P, C, M, U containing ALL invoices of that particular category and period.

- If opting for Digital Signature of the XML file: One invoice in XML format for every invoice along with all the other documents in the offline archive file. See also screenshot below ex chapter 12.19

  As far as I know, the invoice XML is similar to the IS-XML but does not contain the LineItemDetails – anyway – please make sure to provide XML definition for this XML as well.

Please confirm whether the above is true as I've got contradictory info from different persons.

 
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