The Gen-POD Format

Introduction:

The following is our simplest file format and least detailed in terms of amount of data provided. It is typically sent via email, and can be sent either hourly (when data is available) or daily. Once you are ready to begin receiving data in this format, please send email to it-request@ibcinc.com specifying that you want to receive the gen-pod format, give us the email address to which you want it sent, and let us know the schedule (hourly or daily) on which you want us to generate the data.

File Format:

The file uses standard CSV (comma-separated values) format.

    Name Field                          Max Size, Format
    ======================================================
    house AWB number                    11
    shipper's reference                 11      optionally, only if requested
    2nd shipper's reference             22      optionally, only if requested
    creation date                       10      YYYY-MM-DD
    POD date                            10      YYYY-MM-DD
    POD time                             4      HHMM
    POD                                 25

Notes:

If you want either of the fields that say "only if Requested" above, then please indicate this in your email request.

Sample Data:

You can download a file of sample data in the file pods-from-pactrak-pod-sample.csv. Please note that sample file does not contain either of the optional fields.