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See the Directory of published versions Code System

FHIR Infrastructure Work Group Maturity Level: NNormative (from v4.0.0) Use Context: Any
This page has been approved as part of an ANSI standard. See the Infrastructure Package for further details.

This is a code system defined by the FHIR project.


Defining URL:

Indicates the purpose of a bundle - how it is intended to be used.

Committee:FHIR Infrastructure Work Group
OID:2.16.840.1.113883.4.642.1.621 (for OID based terminology systems)
Source ResourceXML / JSON

This Code system is used in the following value sets:

  • ValueSet: BundleType (Indicates the purpose of a bundle - how it is intended to be used.)

This code system defines the following codes:

Code Display Definition
document Document The bundle is a document. The first resource is a Composition.
message Message The bundle is a message. The first resource is a MessageHeader.
transaction Transaction The bundle is a transaction - intended to be processed by a server as an atomic commit.
transaction-response Transaction Response The bundle is a transaction response. Because the response is a transaction response, the transaction has succeeded, and all responses are error free.
batch Batch The bundle is a set of actions - intended to be processed by a server as a group of independent actions.
batch-response Batch Response The bundle is a batch response. Note that as a batch, some responses may indicate failure and others success.
history History List The bundle is a list of resources from a history interaction on a server.
searchset Search Results The bundle is a list of resources returned as a result of a search/query interaction, operation, or message.
collection Collection The bundle is a set of resources collected into a single package for ease of distribution that imposes no processing obligations or behavioral rules beyond persistence.
subscription-notification Subscription Notification The bundle has been generated by a Subscription to communicate information to a client.


See the full registry of code systems defined as part of FHIR.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

LevelA few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. See Code System for further information.
SourceThe source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
CodeThe code (used as the code in the resource instance). If the code is in italics, this indicates that the code is not selectable ('Abstract')
DisplayThe display (used in the display element of a Coding). If there is no display, implementers should not simply display the code, but map the concept into their application
DefinitionAn explanation of the meaning of the concept
CommentsAdditional notes about how to use the code