SEGMENT DETAIL 
 BHT - BEGINNING OF HIERARCHICAL TRANSACTION
X12 Name:Beginning of Hierarchical Transaction
X12 Purpose:To define the business hierarchical structure of the transaction set and identify the business application purpose and reference data, i.e., number, date, and time
Segment Repeat:
1
Usage:
REQUIRED
TR3 Example:
BHT001013ABC276XXX200509201425~
DIAGRAM 
 
 
BHT
 
BHT011005
Hierarch
Struct Code
M 1ID4/4
BHT02353
TS Purpose
Code
M 1ID2/2
BHT03127
Reference
Ident
O 1AN1/50
BHT04373
Date
 
O 1DT8/8
BHT05337
Time
 
O 1TM4/8
BHT06640
Transaction
Type Code
O 1ID2/2
 
 
 
ELEMENT DETAIL 
USAGEREF. DES.D.E. NUM.NAMEATTRIBUTES
REQUIRED        
BHT01
1005
Hierarchical Structure Code
M 1ID4/4
Code indicating the hierarchical application structure of a transaction set that utilizes the HL segment to define the structure of the transaction set
CODE      DEFINITION
0010Information Source, Information Receiver, Provider of Service, Subscriber, Dependent
REQUIRED        
BHT02
353
Transaction Set Purpose Code
M 1ID2/2
Code identifying purpose of transaction set
CODE      DEFINITION
13Request
REQUIRED        
BHT03
127
Reference Identification
O 1AN1/50
Reference information as defined for a particular Transaction Set or as specified by the Reference Identification Qualifier
SEMANTIC: BHT03 is the number assigned by the originator to identify the transaction within the originator's business application system.
REQUIRED        
BHT04
373
Date
O 1DT8/8
Date expressed as CCYYMMDD where CC represents the first two digits of the calendar year
SEMANTIC: BHT04 is the date the transaction was created within the business application system.
INDUSTRY NAME: Transaction Set Creation Date
REQUIRED        
BHT05
337
Time
O 1TM4/8
Time expressed in 24-hour clock time as follows: HHMM, or HHMMSS, or HHMMSSD, or HHMMSSDD, where H = hours (00-23), M = minutes (00-59), S = integer seconds (00-59) and DD = decimal seconds; decimal seconds are expressed as follows: D = tenths (0-9) and DD = hundredths (00-99)
SEMANTIC: BHT05 is the time the transaction was created within the business application system.
INDUSTRY NAME: Transaction Set Creation Time
NOT USED
BHT06
640
Transaction Type Code
O 1ID2/2