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HL Segment - Hierarchical and Parent ID Number

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When mapping X12 856 transactions, how are others populating the HL segment Hierarchical and Parent ID numbers?

For the Hierarchical ID, I created a UDF counter that increments for each HL element.  I have considered the same for the Parent ID.  However, is there a built-in attribute to assign the Hierarchical ID numbers?  For example, there is the "$B2B_SEG_COUNTER" that counts all segments.  Is there also one to perform the HL count?

BTW, where is the $B2B_SEG_COUNTER documented?  I looked everywhere and could only find this value in the "B2B MAPPING KIT" EDIFACT mapping example.

Thanks!

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piyush_gakhar
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Hello David,

This is just a placeholder value shipped with Example mappings. SAP ships NRO objects (Number Range Objects) for generating automatic incremental counter values. here is the documentation link on how to use it.

Regards,

Piyush

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