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Created by Claudia L (Lufthansa) on 2011-02-04 09:28:16 Back to Topics

Currency codes in general

Hi all.
 
In some cases the currency code is requested as 3N, in some cases as 3Alpha. Why is this not handled consistently, either always numeric code (978) or always alpha code (USD)?
 
Example for numeric code:
SFI 10 - Invoice Header
Element 11 - Currency of Listing/Evaluation
Element 12 - Currency of Billing
 
Example for alpha code:
SFI 20 - Coupon Record
Element 17 - Currency Adjustment Indicator*
Thanks,
Claudia (LH)
Replied by Ashley H on 2011-02-21 11:15:13
Hi Claudia,
 

The SIS project had the guideline from the IDEC Steering Committee and the RAWG to keep the changes to the IS-IDEC first 160 characters as low as possible. The first 160 characters belong to the “old IDEC” specification.

Since elements SFI 10 - Elements 11, 12, and SFI 20 - Element 17 belong to the old IDEC specification the field format was not changed based on the guidelines provided.

Hence we have this inconsistency.


Removing the inconsistency would have meant an even higher impact on

- non migrated carriers

- migrated carriers receiving old IDEC and IS-IDEC

- SIS down-conversion process  

 

Also the record structures are frozen now.

 

Best regards


From: Lufthansa
Posted: Friday, February 04, 2011 9:28 AM
Subject: Currency codes in general

Hi all.
 
In some cases the currency code is requested as 3N, in some cases as 3Alpha. Why is this not handled consistently, either always numeric code (978) or always alpha code (USD)?
 
Example for numeric code:
SFI 10 - Invoice Header
Element 11 - Currency of Listing/Evaluation
Element 12 - Currency of Billing
 
Example for alpha code:
SFI 20 - Coupon Record
Element 17 - Currency Adjustment Indicator*
Thanks,
Claudia (LH)
Replied by Ashley H on 2011-06-22 11:39:21

Hi Claudia,

 

As the RAWG has discussed your suggestion at their 15 June 2011 meeting, please find below the outcome of this discussion:

 

The IS-IDEC record structure was defined based on the rules given by the IDEC SC at that time (as already mentioned in my previous post). The RAWG does not see any business benefit to make this change now - the industry has also developed the record structures in the meantime.

 

Hence, the RAWG does not support any further changes at this point of time.

 

Best regards


From:
Posted: Monday, February 21, 2011 11:15 AM
Subject: Currency codes in general

Hi Claudia,
 

The SIS project had the guideline from the IDEC Steering Committee and the RAWG to keep the changes to the IS-IDEC first 160 characters as low as possible. The first 160 characters belong to the “old IDEC” specification.

Since elements SFI 10 - Elements 11, 12, and SFI 20 - Element 17 belong to the old IDEC specification the field format was not changed based on the guidelines provided.

Hence we have this inconsistency.


Removing the inconsistency would have meant an even higher impact on

- non migrated carriers

- migrated carriers receiving old IDEC and IS-IDEC

- SIS down-conversion process  

 

Also the record structures are frozen now.

 

Best regards


From: Lufthansa
Posted: Friday, February 04, 2011 9:28 AM
Subject: Currency codes in general

Hi all.
 
In some cases the currency code is requested as 3N, in some cases as 3Alpha. Why is this not handled consistently, either always numeric code (978) or always alpha code (USD)?
 
Example for numeric code:
SFI 10 - Invoice Header
Element 11 - Currency of Listing/Evaluation
Element 12 - Currency of Billing
 
Example for alpha code:
SFI 20 - Coupon Record
Element 17 - Currency Adjustment Indicator*
Thanks,
Claudia (LH)
 
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