CDS INTERCHANGE TEST INDICATOR

Format/Length:an1
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
CDS INTERCHANGE TEST INDICATOR indicates whether the Interchange is a production or test Interchange.

Permitted National Codes:

1The whole Interchange contains Test data
0
(zero)
 
The whole Interchange contains Production data
Other
Blank
Null
The whole Interchange contains Production data

Usage:
This optional test facility enables interchanges submitted to be marked and therefore processed as Test or Production data.

Whilst the data element is optional it is highly recommended that correct values be completed in the data.

On receipt of a Test Interchange, the processes are as follows:
a) All normal validation processes will be carried out
b) The Interchange data will not be entered into the Secondary Uses Service database

CDS XML Schema Interchanges:
All CDS XML Schema interchanges submitted may contain a CDS INTERCHANGE TEST INDICATOR

This data element is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
pluralCDS INTERCHANGE TEST INDICATORS