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Managing and using identifiers side note

Standard identifier: 
ISB-000289
Standard Type: 
Guidance Documents
Version: 
1.00
Status: 
Approved: Recommended
Date of Standard: 
Friday, 20 February 2015
Category: 
Identity
Target audience: 
Data modellers
ICT procurers
Statisticians
System developers or programmers
Introduction: 

This document lists the set of data entities within the BDA which cannot be identified and distinguished from each other using data naturally occurring within the entity (ie using “natural keys”) and where therefore an identifier must be constructed and managed (ie a “surrogate key”).  

The purpose of this document is to recommend how each of these identifiers can be created and managed for use between ESCS systems when they exchange data.