Functional Name

Attribute Name: functionalName
Data Type: String
Max Length: 35
Repeatable: No
Code List: No
Applies to: All Levels
NPC Xpress Attribute: Functional Name
NPC Xpress Rail Attribute: Functional Name
Last Modified: 05/02/2024

Describes use of the product or service by the consumer. Should help clarify the product classification associated with the GTIN. The Functional Name should describe what the basic product is - it should not include Brand or Sub Brand name, it should not include Variant.


Electric drill
Salad dressing
Dried Soup
Instrument Sterilisation Kit
Air Hose Tube Connector Assembly
Electric Bed
Foam Mattress Multivitamin
Anti-inflammatory Gel

Useful Tips:
  • This attribute is mandatory for all items in the product hierarchy.

  • Avoid using commas and symbols in this field.

  • The Functional Name is normally also included in the Trade Item Description.

AU/NZ Healthcare Sector

  • Generic medication ingredient and strength should not be included in the functional name. This data should be placed in the Medicine Device Unit Name C1D1 field.