What is File Maintenance
& List of Error Codes?
There is a file update request 0304 message and 0314 response message. All error codes appear in field 48 of a
0310 or 0312 response message, or in a 0322 file update advice message.
In most cases of file-related error code, the Network Interchange Center (NIC) replies to the file update or file inquiry by sending back a 0310 or 0312 response message, or a 0322 file update discrepancy advice message that contains a response code of 06 (error) in field 39, and an error code in field 48 of the response message.
In the following table, file error codes are listed in numeric order together with the name of the data field or subfield in error and a brief description of the error condition.
Refer to the individual field descriptions for details of field edits file maintenance error codes.
File Maintenance Error Codes
Batch File Maintenance
Batch file maintenance can be used to change a large number of records in the usermaintained
files at the Network Interchange Center (NIC).
Online batch file maintenance is limited to the centre associated with the Account Number to be updated.
For example, a Processing Centre can update an Account Number only if it owns the associated BIN or if it is a Processor of the associated BIN.
File Maintenance Methods
Batch files are maintained by transmitting a tape file to the NIC from an Extended Access Server (EA Server) or by sending a tape to network center
A tape file is a batch file of update or replacement records that are applied to the user files at the NIC.
The batch file is usually written to a tape, but it may be a disk file that is transferred from a centre host to an EA Server.
If a complete file replacement is required (format 1 only), the centre should co-ordinate the change with NIC. Lack of co-ordination can seriously jeopardise the centre's file.
Each tape transmitted to NIC must contain 500,000 or fewer records. Multiple tapes must be used for update requests involving more than 500,000 records.
Files requiring multiple tapes are accepted as separate tapes with individual header and trailer records or as a multiple reel or concatenated file.
Before the records from a tape file are applied to the files at the NIC, an offline process edits the updates for critical data, such as Account Numbers and purge dates.
Business Services Support will contact the centre if errors are found.
Exception File replace and update options
Host Issuers can perform full file replacement of Exception Files (that is, updating all the Member's records on the NIC Exception File to match
those entries listed by the Member on the tape) at the BIN level.
In addition to Processing Centre-level full file replacements, Host Issuers can also submit a tape file with only one update record per Account Number for both NIC and SMS.