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Initial Teacher Training In-Year Record 2013/14

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Initial Teacher Training In-Year Record 2013/14

File structure

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Version 1.0 Produced 2013-04-30

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.

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.

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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