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MSH: Message header segment

The MSH segment defines the intent, source, destination, and some specifics of the syntax of a message.

MSH.11STR1Field Separator
MSH.24STR1Encoding Characters
MSH.3180HDO10361Sending Application
MSH.4180HDO10362Sending Facility
MSH.5180HDO10361Receiving Application
MSH.6180HDO10362Receiving Facility
MSH.726TSO1Date/Time Of Message
MSH.97MSGR1Message Type
MSH.1020STR1Message Control ID
MSH.113PTR1Processing ID
MSH.1260VIDR1Version ID
MSH.1315NMO1Sequence Number
MSH.14180STO1Continuation Pointer
MSH.152IDO10155Accept Acknowledgment Type
MSH.162IDO10155Application Acknowledgment Type
MSH.172IDO1Country Code
MSH.1816IDO*0211Character Set
MSH.1960CEO1Principal Language Of Message
MSH.2020IDO10356Alternate Character Set Handling Scheme

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