Searches should usually be filtered so that only Active Descriptions associated with Active Concepts are returned.

There are a few use cases where a user may legitimately wish to search Inactive Concepts and Descriptions. Possible cases include creating or editing queries that locate previously entered data recorded using Concepts and Descriptions that are no longer recommended for active use. Therefore, searches intended to be used for these cases should allow the default active status filter to be disabled.

Figure 4.4.1-1: Constraining searches by filtering by active status

Important Note

For use cases involving data entry or design of data entry template or Reference Set, this filter should always be applied and set as active. This should not even be a filter option.