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.