The Flat File Sales Report Message defined in this standard is a delimiter-separated values text file. Sales Report Messages created in accordance with this standard comprise the following sequence of Records:
- Exactly one header Record of type
HEADas defined in Part 8 of this standard.;
- One or more Records in accordance with the relevant Profile Standard that provide summary information about the transactions listed in item 3 below ;
- None, one or more Blocks of Records in accordance to the relevant Profile Standard that provide detailed information about transacted Releases/Resources/Works and the Usage, Revenue or Sales of such transacted Releases/Resources/Works; and
- Exactly one Footer Record of type
FOOTas defined in Part 8 of this standard.
This structure is shown in the Figure 2 (note: the indentation is for illustration purposes only).
Figure 2 – Overall structure of a Sales/Usage Report Message created in accordance with this standard
It is permissible to send a Sales Report Message with just a header Record of type
HEAD and a Footer Record of type
FOOT and no other Records. This would indicate that no Usage, Revenue or Sales are being reported.