Valuelist

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Overview

A Valuelist is a managed list of values, similar to an SDMX Codelist but unlike a Code the Value Id does not need to conform to the SDMX ID Type.

Note: Value List became an official part of the SDMX standard in version 3.0

Structure Properties

Structure Type Standard SDMX Structural Metadata Artefact
Maintainable Yes
Identifiable Yes
Item Scheme No
SDMX Information Model Versions 3.0
Concept ID ValueList


Example

The following table is used to demonstrate the types of values that a Valuelist could hold

Id Name Description
$ Dollar -
£ Pound -
% Percent A number or ratio that represents a fraction of 100.

Formats

Format supported Example
SDXM-EDI No -
SDMX-1.0 No -
SDMX-2.0 No -
SDMX-2.1 No -
Fusion-JSON Yes Click Here to View Sample

Structure Properties

Structure Type Standard SDMX Structural Metadata Artefact
Maintainable Yes
Identifiable Yes
Item Scheme No
SDMX Information Model Versions 3.0
URN urn:sdmx:org.sdmx.infomodel.valuelist.Valuelist

Context within the 2.1 Information Model

Valuelist Model.png

The schematic illustrates the how the Valuelist is used by Data Structure Definitions (DSD).

Note A Valuelist is not an official part of the SDMX Information model at version 2.1, which is currently the latest model.

Usage

Valuelists provide an enumerated list of allowable values, for which there is also a mandatory Name and optional description. This list can be referenced for defining the set of allowed values for enumerated Components in Data Structure Definitions (DSDs) or Metadata Structure Definitions which describe Reference Metadata.

Conventions

'VL_' Valuelist ID Prefix

Valielist IDs are given a 'VL_' prefix to distinguish them from other structures. For instance: VL_CURRENCY.

You can seem more examples and information on Identities in this article.