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Estates Management record 2012/13 - Nature of major fires other

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Estates Management record 2012/13

Fields required from institutions in Northern Ireland

Nature of major fires other

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Short nameIFNAMASR

This field contains information about the nature of major fires (other) that occurred on the whole estate.

Applicable toEngland Northern Ireland Scotland Wales

All higher education institutions (HEIs).


Describe the nature of major fires (other) that occurred on the whole estate (free text).

Valid characters

The question of valid characters is significant in this field since many names include characters with accents and other diacritics that are not supported by the standard ASCII characterset.

  • The general policy is to support all Latin-based characters for names, addresses and general text fields, but not non-Latin characters.
  • All Unicode code charts for Latin characters are supported. These are Basic Latin (excluding the C0 control characters), Latin-1 (excluding the C1 control characters), Latin Extended A, Latin Extended B and Latin Extended Additional. This set corresponds to Unicode code points U+0020 to U+007E, U+00A0 to U+024F and U+IE00 to U+IEFF.

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:

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Sector use and benchmarking.

Part of
Field length255
Minimum occurrences0
Maximum occurrences1
Schema components
Data type: UnicodeType
Date modified2013-08-30
Change management notesThe field length has been increased to 255 with a corresponding data type change to UnicodeType, to allow free text to be returned.

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