TINP

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Overview

TINP (Tango Info Number for a Product) is a 14-digit numeric tango.info code used by tango.info and others.

The TINP scheme was designed by tango.info to be used instead of the GTIN (Global Trade Item Number) scheme where tango-related items need to be covered. It covers all items that GTIN does, plus tango items that GTIN does not cover due to producer not having assigned them numbers.

The TINP set is a superset of the used GTIN set. Specifically, it contains all used numbers in the GTIN set, and it also contains special TINs (TINLs), including Code Agreement TINs (TINCs).

old definition

  • TINP
    • TING - "global" GTINs
    • TINL - "local", i.e. tango specific
      • TINO - assigned by tango.info office
      • TINC - assigned by third party via code agreement

See also:

TINP-based descriptors

There exist several TINP-based descriptors.

Usage

See TINP usage

Checkdigit

The TINP includes a check digit calculated by the same method as for GTIN.

Errors and fixes

tango.info may make errors in its use of TINPs. Fixes are published at the page "TINP fix".

Invalid TINPs will be kept and point to the replacement TINP if any.

Permanence

  1. TINPs will never be deleted.
  2. If a TINP is found to be invalid (check digit calculation fails) it is kept and points to the corrected TINP. A record on TINP fix will be created.
  3. If a TINP is found to have been linked to an album that instead has another TINP, it will point there as long as no TINP that is a GTIN refers to another tango.info product. GTIN compliance comes first. A record on TINP fix will be created.

See also

  • tango.info local TINP - TINL
  • Code Agreement TINP - TINC
  • Track referencing using TINP - TINT