CDS MESSAGE REFERENCE is the same as attribute CDS MESSAGE REFERENCE.
Each message within an interchange the CDS MESSAGE REFERENCE is assigned to provide a unique identity (within an interchange).
For Commissioning Data Sets 6-2 and 6-2-3, the XML schemas allow a maximum of an14 alphanumeric characters. This Format/Length was defined historically, but the Secondary Uses Service has always allowed a maximum of 7 numeric characters with a maximum value of 9999999. In Data Dictionary Change Notice 1808 "Correction of Format/Length Data Elements" this anomaly has been corrected. From Commissioning Data Set version 6-3 onwards, the XML schema has been amended to carry the correct format/length of max n7.
Note: the Format/Length has been updated in Data Dictionary Change Notice 1808 "Correction of Format/Length Data Elements". The Data Set specifications that contain this item will be updated in the next version of the Information Standard where it is not already correct.
This data element is also known by these names:
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