Interface Transaction Standards: Error File

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7.0 Error File

Error files advise the authorized agent that an error is present in a transaction record or that a record or file is rejected and must be corrected and resubmitted. If an error is detected, either a type "801" transaction error record or a type "851" transaction severe error record is created and added to the Error File.

The Error File consists of:

  • A header record - type "001"
  • A series of error records - types "801" and "851"
  • A trailer record - type "999"

PURPOSE: To report back to the issuer all transactions containing errors identified during processing, which allows the originators to correct and resubmit. Transaction errors are reported in files referencing the issuer transaction number, along with the name of the field in error. The Error File is only sent by the CDSP system to authorized agents. The file is always sent back to an authorized agent whether or not there are errors.

The file lists the following types of error:

  • Data format errors
  • Business rule errors
  • Severe errors

REQUIREMENTS: The report is based on all CDSP system transaction records processed during any given production period.

7.1 Record Type "801" - Errors

Error records advise the authorized agent that an error is present in a transaction, that the record submitted is rejected and must be corrected and resubmitted.

Record Type "801" - Errors
Data Element Name Type Size Trxn Posn Description Notes
Record Type X(3) 1-3

"801" - Error

 
Issuer's Transaction Date X(8) 4-11

Date of Transaction as reported by issuer.

YYYYMMDD
Issuer Transaction Number X(15) 12-26

Present when Transaction Error, not for File Error.

 
Issuer BN X(15) 27-41

Present when Transaction Error, not for File Error.

 
Field Name X(30) 42-71

Field name where error occurred.

 
Error Code X(4) 72-75

Refer to Appendix A, Transaction Error Codes.

 
SIN Issue X(1) 76-76

Blank if not numerically valid.

Flag indicating results of SIR Validation:

0 - Failed SIR Validation
1 - Passed SIR Validation

8105 errors on beneficiary and holder transactions.
Given Name Issue X(1) 77-77

Blank if not numerically valid.

Flag indicating results of SIR Validation:

0 - Failed SIR Validation
1 - Passed SIR Validation

8105 errors on beneficiary and holder transactions.
Surname Issue X(1) 78-78

Blank if not numerically valid.

Flag indicating results of SIR Validation:

0 - Failed SIR Validation
1 - Passed SIR Validation

8105 errors on beneficiary and holder transactions.
Birth Date Issue X(1) 79-79

Blank if not numerically valid.

Flag indicating results of SIR Validation:

0 - Failed SIR Validation
1 - Exact Match
2 - Failed - Exact year and month matched
3 - Failed - Exact year and day matched

8105 errors on beneficiary and holder transactions.
Sex Issue X(1) 80-80

Blank if not numerically valid.

Flag indicating results of SIR Validation:

0 - Failed SIR Validation
1 - Passed SIR Validation

8105 errors on beneficiary and holder transactions.
Filler X(420) 81-500    

7.1.1 Record Type "801" - Validation Rules

Because record type "801" is generated by the CDSP system, validation rules are not applicable.

7.2 Record Type "851" - Severe Error

Severe error records advise the authorized agent that a severe error is present in a transaction, that the record submitted is rejected and must be corrected and resubmitted.

Record Type "851"
Data Element Name Type Size Trxn Posn Description  Notes
Record Type X(3) 1-3 "851" - Severe Error.  
Severe Error Code X(1) 4-4 Refer to Appendix A
Severe Error Codes.
 
Transaction Data X(496) 5-500 Original record as received by the CDSP system.  

7.2.1 Record Type "851" - Validation Rules

Record type "851" is generated by the CDSP system, validation rules are not applicable.

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