Extension producers should ensure that validation is performed during the authoring process to ensure that new and updated content complies with editorial principles. An authoring tool should perform validation checks for all editorial rules that can be tested automatically. Additionally, classification during authoring is recommended, as it ensures that the content within the extension sits in the SNOMED CT hierarchy as expected and that no errors have been introduced. For more information on classification, please see 188.8.131.52 Classifying an Edition.
The table below provides some examples of automatic validation checks that should be performed when authoring components and reference sets. Please note that this table presents rules that are relevant for all SNOMED CT extensions, but there may be additional national linguistic and/or modelling guidelines which shoud be followed.
To ensure that the components comply with authoring principles, at the time of authoring.
To check, at the time of authoring, that reference sets and their members are created and modified according to the associated specification and principles.
Common reference set checks
Map reference set checks