HESA Student Record 2013/14 - Own course identifier
HESA Student Record 2013/14
Fields required from institutions in Scotland
Own course identifier
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This field records the Institution's own internal identifier for the course.
|Applicable to||England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales|
All courses (optional)
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 valid characterset available for this field follows the Data Standards in the HESA student record.
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:
Files must be encoded with UTF-8 and schema validation will be in place to ensure this. Institutions must specify the encoding used in their XML files in the first line of the file (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.
Quality rules relating to this field are displayed here.
To facilitate HESA checking data with institutions.
Data type: OWNCOURSEIDType
|Change management notes||Field added to enable institutions to optionally record local identifiers for courses.|
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