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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Subsection’

Also known as: ‘subSection’

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NFIRS Coding

Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Subsection’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:

All values for Subsection

Subsection  Code 
Northeast By Northeast NENE
Northeast By Northwest NENW
Northeast By Southeast NESE
Northeast By Southwest NESW
Northwest By Northwest NWNW
Northwest By Northeast NWNE
Northwest By Southeast NWSE
Northwest By Southwest NWSW
Southeast By Southeast SESE
Southeast By Southwest SESW
Southeast By Northeast SENE
Southeast By Northwest SENW
Southwest By Southwest SWSW
Southwest By Southeast SWSE
Southwest By Northeast SWNE
Southwest By Northwest SWNW

Transactions containing ‘Subsection’

A few NFIRS elements are reused accross a number of transactions, but typically the value is captured by one transaction only.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Optional
Expected Length 4
Element Type Coded Field - The coded field relating to an entry in the code table. Most coded fields allow for Plus+ One codes. For these fields the expected length of the coded entry is depicted as (National length OR Plus+ One length). Only fields with this notation in the expected length column allow for Plus+ One definitions. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted.
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