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Applications | Jan. 12, 2022

PUB LOG - Public Logistics Data

The PUB LOG .ZIP (updated monthly) and individual files and can also be downloaded from the Federal Logistics Information Services (FLIS) Data Electronic Reading Room.


PUB LOG Information

PUB LOG is a Logistics Information Services product intended for use by public entities requiring National Stock Number (NSN) information and other cataloging information including Federal Supply Classification (FSC) data and Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) codes.

PUB LOG delivers publicly releasable logistics information. It is an interactive product available for free downloads that are updated monthly. It can be installed on users' workstations or local area network (LAN) using Integrated Mobile Database (IMD) software, integrating multiple database sources. These databases are mastered together into a single cohesive product.

Check the FLIS Data Reading Room for download updates and instructions. PUB LOG downloads do not require a subscription or Common Access Card (CAC) authorization.

Please review the PUB LOG download and installation instructions to learn more about accessing the PUB LOG application.

Downloads are available to:

  • The United States government
  • Foreign Military Sales
  • Other foreign national customers
  • The private sector

What PUB LOG Provides

  • Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) Data
    • Non-restricted National Stock Number (NSN) data
  • Five searchable NSN based products
    • FLIS Data- Contains all active non-restricted National Stock Numbers (NSN) and their associated supply data located in the FLIS
    • Characteristics Data (CHAR DATA)
      • Search by:
        • Federal Supply Class (FSC)
        • National Item Identification Number (NIIN)
        • Item Name
        • Characteristics
        • Medical_Name
        • Common_Name
    • Demilitarization Data (DEMIL)- Determine what restrictions (if any) apply in the demilitarization of disposable materiel
    • Master Cross Reference Data (MCRD)- NSNs, reference numbers, and Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Codes cross-referenced to each other, supplemented with related data
    • Management Data Interchangeability and Substitutability (MDI&S)- Determine the interchangeability and/or substitutability of items of supply
    • H-Series
      • Combination of cataloging handbooks:
        • H2, Federal Supply Classification (FSC)
        • H3, Department of Defense (DOD) Ammunition Codes
        • H5, Corporate Complex Data
        • H6, Federal Item Name Directory (FIND)
    • Search features
      • Search Batch
      • Search Interactive
      • Structured Query Language (SQL)

Restricted data such as service unique data, proprietary data and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) data is not included in PUB LOG.


PUB LOG FLIS Data Information

Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) Data is part of the PUB LOG product. It provides unrestricted information for each National Stock Number (NSN) in the Federal Catalog System (FCS).

FLIS Data contains information that describes the NSN to include:

  • Characteristics
  • National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC)
  • Precious Metals Indicator Code (PMIC)
  • Demilitarization Code
  • Criticality Code

FLIS Data allows users to search by:

  • National Item Identification Number (NIIN)
  • Federal Supply Class (FSC)
  • Item Name Code (INC)
  • Item Name (ITEM_NAME)

Each of the above search elements is further defined in the PUB LOG product. Multiple word elements require an underscore between each word searching for definition (i.e. Item Name should be typed Item_Name).


PUB LOG FLIS Characteristics Data (CHAR DATA)

Characteristic Data (CHAR DATA) is part of the PUB LOG  product. It provides characteristics information for each National Stock Number (NSN) in the Federal Catalog System (FCS) and is used to identify an NSN when an item name or characteristic(s) is known.

CHAR DATA contains information that describes the NSN to include:

  • Item Name
  • Environmental Attribute Codes (ENACs)
  • Master Requirement Code (MRC)
  • Requirements Statement
  • Clear Text Reply

CHAR DATA allows users to search by:

  • Federal Supply Class (FSC)
  • National Item Identification Number (NIIN)
  • Item Name (ITEM_NAME)
  • Any characteristic (CHARACTERISTICS)
  • ​Medical_Name
  • Common_Name

Each of the above search elements is further defined in the PUB LOG product. Multiple word elements require an underscore between each word when
searching for definition (i.e. Item Name should be typed Item_Name.)


PUB LOG Master Cross-Reference Data (MCRD) Information

Master Cross-Reference Data (MCRD) is part of the PUB LOG product. It contains National Stock Numbers (NSN), reference numbers, and Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Codes cross-referenced to each other and supplemented with related data.

MCRD contains information that cross-references the NSN to include:

  • Part Number/Reference Number
  • Commercial and Government Entity Code (CAGE)
  • Source of Supply (SOS)
  • Automatic Data Processing Equipment (ADP)
  • Precious Metal Indicator Code (PMIC)

MCRD allows users to search by:

  • Federal Supply Class (FSC)
  • National Item Identification Number (NIIN)
  • Part Number (PARTNBR)
  • CAGE
  • Name (NAME)
  • Item Name Code (INC)

Each of the above search elements is further defined in the PUB LOG products. Multiple word elements require an underscore between each word when searching for definition (i.e. Item Name should be typed Item_Name).

NSNs that contain any proprietary information (indicated by MRC PRPY) are excluded.


Management Data Interchangeability and Substitutability (MDI&S)

Management Data Interchangeability and Substitutability (MDI&S) is part of the PUB LOG product and represented by the MGMT tab. The MD portion is designed to provide users with supply management data on all National Stock Numbers (NSN) recorded in the Catalog Management Data (CMD) segment of the Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS) database. The I&S portion provides a reference source for determining the interchangeability and/or substitutability of items of supply.

The MDI&S contains information that describes the NSN to include:

  • Master Requirements Code (MRC)
  • Requirements Statement
  • Clear Text Reply
  • Automatic Data Processing Equipment (ADP)
  • Precious Metal Indicator Code (PMIC)
  • Primary Inventory Control Activity (PICA)
  • Item Name
  • Service Related NSN
  • Order-of-Use Code (OOU)
  • Jump-to Code (JTC)
  • Phrase Code (PC)

 The MDI&S MGMT tab allows users to search by:

  • Federal Supply Class (FSC)
  • National Item Identification Number (NIIN)
  • Item Name (NAME)
  • Source of Supply (SOS)
  • Acquisition Advice Code (AAC)

Each of the above search elements is further defined in the PUB LOG product. Multiple word elements require an underscore between each word when searching for definition (i.e. Item Name should be typed Item_Name). Note: NSNs that contain any proprietary information (indicated by MRC PRPY) are excluded from this publication.


PUB LOG H-Series Information

The H-Series is part of the PUB LOG download product. It consists of six Supply Handbook Publications:

H2, Federal Supply Classification (FSC)

  • Provides information about the FSC and Federal Supply Group (FSG)
  • Allows users to search  by:
    • FSG
    • FSC
    • FSG Title (FSG_TITLE)
    • FSC Title (FSC_TITLE)

H3, Department of Defense (DOD) Ammunition Codes

  • Provides uniform, centrally assigned code numbers for generic descriptions of items of supply identified in two FSCs within the Federal Catalog System (FCS)
    • 13 (Ammunition and Explosives)
    • 14 (Guided Missiles)
  • Allows users to search by:
    • FSC
    • Department of Defense Identification Code (DODIC)
    • DODAC
    • Item Name (ITEM_NAME)

H5, Corporate Complex Data

  • Shows the corporate complex structure of commercial entities and affiliated companies assigned a five-digit CAGE Code or NATO Supply Code for Manufacturers
  • Allows users to search by:
    • Association CAGE (ASSOCIATION_CAGE)
    • CAGE
    • COMPANY
    • CITY
    • STATE
    • Zip Code (ZIP)
    • State (PROVINCE)
    • Postal Zone (POSTAL_ZONE)
    • COUNTRY

H6, Federal Item Name Directory (FIND)

  • Provides item name data for the development and maintenance of item identifications within the FCS to include:
    • Approved Item Names (AINs)
    • Basic and Colloquial Names with definitions and associated FSCs
    • Condition Codes
    • Federal Item Identification Guides (FIIGs) Applicability Key
    • Concept Number
      • Item Name Codes (INCs)
    • Allows users to search   by:
      • INC
      • Item Name (ITEM_NAME)
      • FIIG
      • FIIG 4 (FIIG_4)
      • FSC
      • Integrated Materiel Manager (IMM)

    Each of the above elements is further defined in the PUB LOG product. Multiple word elements require an underscore between each word when searching for definition (i.e. Item Name should be typed Item_Name).


Related Links

Restricted data such as service unique data, proprietary data and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) data is not included in PUB LOG.


Frequently Asked Questions

PUB LOG provides the user with five National Stock Number (NSN) searchable products and two publications in single downloadable .zip package.

The five products consist of:

The two publications consist of:

  • Service Unique Data
  • Proprietary Data
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Data

PUB LOG provides all non-restricted, non-proprietary Federal Logistics Data to all authorized users such as:

  • United States (U.S.) Government
  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS)
  • Other foreign national customers
  • Private Sector customers including manufacturers and vendors
There was previously a $20 monthly charge to cover productions and distribution of the legacy DVD product.  Now that PUB LOG has transitioned to an exclusively downloadable format, it is available free of charge to all customers. 
The content of the legacy DVDs and the PUB LOG downloads are the same.  Once extracted the download includes all of the data, executable files and documentation previously provided by the DVD product.
No, the format for each product is the same.

H-Series consists of five Supply Handbook Publications; each one is represented on a separate tab. The five publications are:

  • H2, Federal Supply Classification (FSC)
  • H3, DOD Ammunition Codes
  • H4/H8, Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Codes
  • H5, Corporate Complex Data
  • H6, Federal Item Name Directory (FIND)
No, the FLIS tab allows the user to search through all non-restricted National Stock Numbers (NSNs) and their associated supply data located in FLIS. The FLIS Procedures Manual provides guidance for cataloging transactions.

CHAR stands for Characteristics. The CHAR tab provides the Characteristics Data that describes the National Stock Number (NSN). This includes:

  • Item Name
  • Environmental Attribute Codes (ENACs)
  • Master Requirement Code (MRC)
  • Requirement Statement and the Clear Text Reply for each NSN
MGMT stands for the Management Data Interchangeability and Substitutability (MDIS). The Management Data (MD) portion of PUB LOG is designed to provide users with supply management data on all National Stock Numbers (NSNs) recorded in the Catalog Management Data (CMD) section of the Federal Logistics Information System (FLIS). The Interchangeability and Substitutability (I&S) portion provides a reference source for determining the interchangeability and/or substitutability of items of supply.

MCRD stands for Master Cross Reference Data. The MCRD tab provides:

  • National Stock Numbers (NSNs)
  • Reference numbers
  • Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) Codes cross-referenced to each other, supplemented with related data.
DEMIL stands for Demilitarization. The DEMIL 1 tab consists of National Stock Numbers (NSNs) and associated data. The DEMIL 2 tab consists of additional demilitarization coding required for turn-in and disposal instructions of equipment and supplies.
The FLIS Procedures Manual (.pdf format) is accessed from the Folders menu at the top of the FLIS Interactive Query screen. It provides all logistics and supply coding, with definitions, found in FLIS.
Search Batch allows users to run larger queries than the Interactive Query. Using Search Batch, users can also export all data from the DVD to a server on a computer network. For further information, refer to the PUB LOG manual located under the Help menu within PUB LOG.
Yes, an SQL capability exists in PUB LOG. The SQL tab is located on the far right of the PUB LOG Interactive Query screen.

Yes, at the top of the PUB LOG screen is a Help menu. A drop down menu of three choices is available:

  • Context Help
  • News (the Quick Start Guide)
  • Manual 


Assistance and Contact Information

Customer Interaction Center

The DLA Customer Interaction Center (CIC) is your “One Call Resolution” point of contact for all logistics issues related to DLA 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, including government holidays.

Toll Free:
  1-877-352-2255
DSN CONUS/OCONUS:
  877-352-2255
For dialing questions, contact your local switch operator or email our Support Office at
  dlacontactcenter@dla.mil with your full DSN number and prefix
Commercial:
  
(269) 704-7921
Fax:
  (269) 704-7930
Email:
  
dlacontactcenter@dla.mil