XML::ASCX12::Catalogs - Catalog Looping Rules for ASCX12 EDI Data


This defines how the loops are constructed per catalog. By catalog we mean EDI transaction set.

The 0 catalog is the general relationship for ASCX12. It say that the parent loop ISA can have GS child loops. Also, GS child loops can have ST child loops. This one shouldn't have to change.

To include additional catalogs, use the pattern and enclose in the conditional structure.



This is a reference to an array hash. The array contains the looping rules on a per-catalog basis.


This is a reference to a hash of hashes. It is not used with all Catalogs. The hash contains all the the parent (current loop) and child (next segment) loop rules on a per-catalog basis. Returns one of three possible values:

  Undef - exit current loop (next segment not valid child)
  True (1) - segment is valid child for current loop 
  false (0) - segment begins new loop within current loop

The false response corresponds to the $LOOPNEST functionality. But some Catalogs can create loop patterns that $LOOPNEST alone was unable to unravel. Leaving $IS_CHILD undefined will default to using just $LOOPNEST. =back


void = load_catalog($catalog_number)

This is a static public method that loads the $LOOPNEST reference with the appropiate catalog relationship data. It is called by XML-ASCX12.

To add additional catalogs, follow the same pattern. If you do add catalogs, please submit this file and the to the author(s) so we can make this library grow.


Brian Kaney <>, Jay Powers <>

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XML::ASCX12 and XML::ASCX12::Segments

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