C13041 Institution profile record: change to XML format

 

The 2013/14 Institution profile record coding manual version 1.1 is now live on the HESA website at http://www.hesa.ac.uk/C13041.

This is the second release of the C13041 coding manual. Full details of changes are given in the Revision history against version 1.1.

Please note that this version of the manual incorporates revisions to documentation and specification as a result of moving the record to an XML-based collection method, the reasons for which are explained below.

Further to feedback received from reporting institutions following the C12041 collection, it has been decided that for 2013/14 this record will not continue as a web-form return but rather move to XML format.

The advantage of this change will be that an institution's file can be validated against a schema.

To facilitate this change HESA will provide a number of tools, including an XML template and validation kit, together with a download of the file submitted in XML and also supply of a copy of verified 2012/13 data in Excel format. Further details of are described in circular 13/02: C13041 Institution profile return - move to XML.

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