Comments (6)

Herman van Loon
Herman van Loon

I have a question about non-embedded codes withdrawn from IATI code lists. Since these codes are probably used with existing (old) activities which might even be closed they are i.m.o. not invalid. They should not be used for new activities though.

Will the data validator in the future mark these codes as an error or will the data validator issue a warning? I know the data validator does not check the validity of codes yet but when the data validator is going to check the validity of codes and references (such as the CRS sector code) how will this be handled?

Herman van Loon
Herman van Loon

My mistake, the data validator does not check the validity of identifiers yet, but it checks codes. For the validity of old codes in code lists there are 3 cases I can think of:

1 - a publishers refers to an invalid code. This results in an error (current situation).

2 - a publisher refers to a depreciated code in an activity which was ended before the moment of depreciation. This is not an error.

3 a publisher refers to a depreciated code in an activity started after the moment of depreciation. This should at least be a warning and maybe even an error.

The logical consequence would be that all code lists should be extended with a 'valid from' and a 'valid unto' date field. Depreciated codes would not be deleted from the code list but instead would get an end date.

Michelle Levesque
Michelle Levesque

Any chance the website can be adjusted so one can see the full descriptions without having to download the code list? Unless it is just me (and it could very well be), the descriptions are all truncated.

Isabel Birds - IATI Secretariat
Isabel Birds - IATI Secretariat

Hi Michelle - you should be able to scroll across the table to see the full description, but I agree it isn't obvious. I'll take note of that!

Michelle Levesque
Michelle Levesque

I never noticed the scroll bar at the bottom because it was a very long list. Perhaps the scroll bar at the top may make it more obvious. But clearly this isn't a priority. Just a suggestion for the free time.


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