Code

Package: 
Extends: 
Version: 
2
Is Abstract: 
no
Is Pattern: 
no
Definition: 

A type of Designation that relates a representation expressed as a string with or without meaningful white space to a specific classification. For use in a Code List. The representation property (Value) is expressed as it would be found in a data file. Multiple representations may relate to the same Category but should be expressed as separate Codes.

Explanatory Notes: 

A Code is a kind of Designation, in particular it is the assignment of an alphanumeric string to stand in place of a category.

It should not be confused with a ClassificationItem which is a placeholder for a position in a StatisticalClassification. It contains a Designation, for which Code is a kind; a Category; and other things. For example, in 2012 NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) one Classification Item has the Code 23 and the Category construction.

Example: 
The letter M might stand for the category Male in the CodeList called Gender.
Property: 
NameCardinalityDatatypeDescription
representation
1..1
The value as expressed in the data file.
Relationship: 
NameTarget ObjectDescriptionSource cardinalityTarget cardinalityRelationship type
denotes
A definition for the code. Specialization of denotes for Categories.
0..n
0..1
Neither

Stage:

DDI 3.2: 
l:CodeType
Is extendable: 
GSIM: 
Code
Is property: 
0
RDF Mapping: