Figure 1-4.-NAVEDTRACOM casualty category decision tree.
MESSAGE TEXT STRUCTURE. The text of a
The free text set, which consists of a set identifier
CASREP message is composed of data sets as necessary
followed by a single, unformatted, narrative data field.
This type of set is used to explain or amplify formatted
to report a particular situation. Each data set, in turn, is
information contained in one or more of the linear or
composed of one or more data fields. The fields in each
columnar data sets in a message. Figures 1-5, 1-6, and
set are grouped according to their relationship. The three
1-7 are examples of the data sets.
types of data sets used in CASREP messages are as
The linear data set, which consists of a set
identifier and one or more data fields present in a
The following paragraphs will discuss the reporting
criteria for each type of CASREP.
The columnar data set, which is used to display
INITIAL CASREP.-- An INITIAL CASREP (fig.
information in tabular form and contains multiple data
1-8) is used to report the occurrence of a significant
lines. The first line of the set consists of a set identifier,
equipment casualty and provides specific information
the second line contains column headers, and
concerning repair of the casualty. Only one initial
subsequent lines contain data fields that are aligned
casualty may be submitted per CASREP message. All
required information must be submitted in the INITIAL
under the appropriate headings.