Element Reference Properties

A label that identifies the type of definition.
Indicates whether the element reference is used in your customized EDI structure. For new element references, you can leave this field empty. If you are modifying an existing element reference because you want to indicate that it is not used in your customized EDI structure, set Modifier to Not Used instead of removing it from the EDI structure.
Valid values for this property are Dependent, Must be used, Not recommended, Not used, Recommended.
Whether the element reference is Conditional, Dependent, Mandatory, or Optional.
Note: If a Modifier is specified, it overrides the Requirement at runtime.
Repeat Count
The number of times the reference can occur within the segment, composite, or other definition.
Minimum Length
The element's minimum length.
Maximum Length
The element's maximum length.
The reference's place within the segment, composite, or other definition. Default value if present, has been calculated not to interfere with other definitions.
Rename XML Node
If present, this value is used instead of the element reference name to form the XML node name. The original name is retained as an attribute in the element tag.
Not applicable to element references defined in segment references.
Append Value to XML Node
Allows you to append a code list value to the element tag of a related node - <ISA01_P tag="ISA01">, for example. This allows you to create an XML Schema that can aid XML mapping - when the source XML document presents name/value pairs as separate elements, you can effectively collapse two nodes into one. The tag to which you append the code list value is also given an attribute that identifies the source of the code value to assist XML Converter when converting XML to EDI.
Not available for element references defined in segment references.
Table 55. Element Reference Properties

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