A concept that is no longer intended for current use.
- Release files contain active and inactive components to provide a historical record of the content of the terminology at different points in time.
- A concept is inactive when the most recent row with the concept.id in the fullrelease file has the value concept.active = 0 (zero). The most recent row for a concept is based on the concept.effectiveTime value.
- Inactive concepts may still be present in past records and queries but should no longer be added to newly created records.