Key Information Set 2013/14 - KIS Course identifier
Key Information Set 2013/14
KIS Course identifier
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This field records a unique identifier for the KIS course.
|England Northern Ireland Scotland Wales
This field contains a unique code for each course for which a KIS is being produced. The field will be used by the KIS widget to identify the course to which the widget relates. Institutions are advised not to update this field annually as this would require an annual update to all widget links. This field together with UKPRN will uniquely identify each KIS.
The special characters allowed in this field have been limited to the following: '_', '‘', '!', '(', ')', ',', '$', '-' and '~'.
The valid characterset available for this field follows the Data Standards in the HESA student record.
Please note that this field excludes non-breaking spaces, tabs, carriage return, line feed, form feed and vertical tab characters, as these will affect formatting. Spaces are not valid.
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 to follow
Embedding of widget (information box).
Data type: KISCOURSEIDType
|Change management notes
|Guidance added clarifying that spaces are not a valid format and cannot be returned in this field.
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