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Initial Teacher Training In-Year Record 2009/10

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Initial Teacher Training In-Year Record 2009/10

File structure

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Version 1.1 Produced 2009-08-21

Data must be returned to HESA as an XML file. XML is the eXtensible Markup Language and is a W3C recommendation. There are many XML training resources on the web, including the W3C Tutorial on XML and the resources of W3Schools.

XML files must be encoded with UTF-8 if they contain characters beyond the standard ASCII character set. 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. Files with an explicit encoding declaration other than UTF-8 will be rejected. Files with undeclared encoding will be assumed to be UTF-8. If encoding is not specified or does not match the actual file encoding, institutions are warned that there is a risk that data contained in the files may be changed on submission to HESA.

The physical file structure is described in the diagram below.

Physical data structure Institution Student CourseSubject

Key :

One to many icon

One-to-many relationship

Optional icon

Mandatory participation of the entity in this relationship

Relationship Definitions



Institution to StudentAn Institution must have one or many Students
A Student must belong to an Institution
Student to CourseSubjectA Student must have one or many CourseSubjects
A CourseSubject must belong to a Student

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