The Transmission Batch File contains individual batches of orders with pointers to all orders that have been grouped in that batch for transmission to the DDC. The file contains information specific to each batch, such as the status of the batch and the pointer to the transmission message. This is a dynamic file whose entries are deleted as part of the purge process when all orders in the batch are no longer active. When a transmission batch is closed, all information needed by the DDC for each order is gathered and stored in the Transmission Batch File in the exact format that is sent in the mail message to the DDC. This information is stored in the "H" node of the file which is a non-standard node. The "H" node has been made non-standard in order to conserve space in the transmission message. Data definitions for this file are distributed with the ROES. No data is distributed.
.01entry date/time(+)0;1DATE-TIMEBThis is the date and time that the order batch was created. It is automatically assigned when a batch is opened.
.02status of batch0;2SET OF CODES1:OPEN
CThis is the current status of the batch.
.03date/time closed0;3DATE-TIMEThis is the date and time that the batch was closed.
.04# active in batch0;4NUMERICThis is the current number of active orders in the batch. When an order is deleted from the batch, it is removed from the number of active orders.
.05closed by0;5POINTER200This is a pointer to the New Person File for the person who closed the batch.
.06transmission message0;6POINTER3.9This is a pointer to the message file indicating the message in which the batch was transmitted.
.07transmission date/time0;7DATE-TIMEThis is the date and time that the batch was transmitted to the DDC.
.08station number0;8FREE TEXTThis is the free text station number and name for the station originating the order.
.09allociated menu0;9POINTER791810.5This field holds the name of the menu associated with the transmission batch. The entry in this field restricts selection of a batch to users holding the menu for the service that created the batch.
.1task number of auto-queue0;10NUMERICThis field holds that task number of the transmission queue for batches that have been queued by the auto-queue option. This task number may be retrieved to reschedule the closing and transmission of the batch.
101order101;0MULTIPLE791812.0101This is a multiple field that lists the orders in the batch.

Referenced by 1 types

  1. STATION ORDER (791810) -- transmission batch