HESA Student Record 2007/08 - Module identifier
HESA Student Record 2007/08
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This field is the primary key for the Module entity and exists as a foreign key on StudentOnModule.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All student on module records
|Base data type||MODIDType|
To facilitate linkage with the Instance entity.
Any MODID returned on the StudentOnModule element must exist on the Module entity. Modules that have not been taken up in the reporting year can be included on the Module entity if this is easier.
The valid characterset available for this field has been defined by a specific study undertaken as a part of the MIAP Common Data Definitions (CDD) project. The conclusions of this study were:
The character set chosen will support Welsh and Gaelic languages as well as all European and most other languages using a Latin-based character set.
The Unicode charts that list each of the characters in this range can be found on the Unicode web site. The specific sets that are defined here are shown in the following PDF documents:
Institutions are advised to specify the encoding used in their XML files (i.e. <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>) and to ensure that their files are actually saved with that encoding. If XML files are edited with some text editors and the encoding is not specified or does not match the actual file encoding, there may be problems when submitting these files for validation.
|Change management notes||Note added to highlight change in data type requirement and the need to specify file encoding|
Data type: MODIDType
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