The 900000000000538005 |Description format reference set|specifies the text format and maximum length of each supported description type. This permits additional description types to be specified in future in addition to the three existing description types (synonym, fully specified name and textual definition).
The 900000000000538005 |Description format reference set|is a C-I ( component- Integer) reference set which is used to specify the length and format of the terms in descriptions of this description type. Its structure is shown in the following table.
|Part of Primary Key|
|NO||YES (Full /Snapshot)|
The inclusive date or time at which this version of the identified reference set member became the current version.
Note: In distribution files the effectiveTime should follow the short ISO date format (YYYYMMDD) and should not include the hours, minutes, seconds or timezone indicator.
In this case, a subtype descendant of: 900000000000538005 |Description format reference set (foundation metadata concept)|
A reference to a subtype of 900000000000539002 |Description format (foundation metadata concept)|attribute which specifies the format of terms in descriptions of this description type.
Notes on the tables used to show descriptors and examples The reference set example tables on this page have been revised as follows to aid clarity and understanding:
Reference Set Descriptor and Example Data
Notes on the tables used to show descriptors and examples
The reference set example tables on this page have been revised as follows to aid clarity and understanding:
The table below shows the descriptor that defines the structure of the 900000000000538005 |Description format reference set|.
referencedComponentId (Referenced component)
attributeDescription (Attribute description)
attributeType (Attribute type)
attributeOrder (Attribute order)
This example holds the all the members of the 900000000000538005 |Description format reference set|in the SNOMED CT International Release for July 2014. Other members may added to future versions of the International Release if new description types are introduced. Owners of Extensions that support additional description types must also add members to the 900000000000538005 |Description format reference set|.
referencedComponentId (Description type component)
descriptionFormat (Description format)
descriptionLength (Description length)
Note: The tables above omit the initial four columns of data present in the release file. These follow the standards versioning pattern id, effectiveTime, active, active. Additionally, to aid understanding, the tables above also show the term from one of the descriptions associated with each of the identified concept. The release file only contains the identifier.