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Subject: Re: Representation Types
Mike Rawlins, among myriad other questions, wants to know the difference between the defined representation types "quantity" and "measure." Which should he use for "Degrees of temperature (such as the specified temperature for a refrigerated container)?" It would have helped if Mike told us which document he's looking at for these "defined representation types." After all, Core Components has about 5 or 6. As it happens, they are defined in Section 6 - List of Representation Types - in the ebXML Naming conventions for Core Components and Business Processes Ver1.0. I do see both "Measure" and "Quantity," and they indeed look similar as both are specified with a unit of measure: Measure: A numeric value determined by measuring an object. Measures are specified with a unit of measure. The applicable units of measure may be taken from UN/ECE Rec. 20 Quantity: A number of non-monetary units. It is associated with the indication of objects. Quantities need to be specified with a unit of measure. Frankly, I don't know why there was a need for "Measure," when the UN/EDIFACT (EWG) Message Design Rules for EDI (TRADE/CEFACT/1999/3) - 6 January 1999 - seems to make do with just "Quantity" in section B.5 List of representation terms. See http://www.edifact-wg.org under "Documents." A "quantity" in EDIFACT is defined as "A number of non-monetary units. It is normally associated with a unit of measurement." William J. Kammerer FORESIGHT Corp. 4950 Blazer Pkwy. Dublin, OH USA 43017-3305 +1 614 791-1600 Visit FORESIGHT Corp. at http://www.foresightcorp.com/ "accelerating time-to-trade"
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