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ValueSet: HL7UpdateMode

Official URL: http://terminology.hl7.org/ValueSet/v3-HL7UpdateMode Version: 3.0.0
Active as of 2014-03-26 Responsible: Health Level Seven International Computable Name: HL7UpdateMode
Other Identifiers: urn:ietf:rfc:3986#Uniform Resource Identifier (URI)#urn:oid:2.16.840.1.113883.1.11.10018

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The possible modes of updating that occur when an attribute is received by a system that already contains values for that attribute.


This value set is not used here; it may be used elsewhere (e.g. specifications and/or implementations that use this content)

Logical Definition (CLD)



Expansion based on codesystem HL7UpdateMode v3.0.0 (CodeSystem)

This value set contains 16 concepts.

1  Ahttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-HL7UpdateModeAdd

**Description:**The item was (or is to be) added, having not been present immediately before. (If it is already present, this may be treated as an error condition.)

1  ARhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-HL7UpdateModeAdd or Replace

**Description:**The item was (or is to be) either added or replaced.

1  Dhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-HL7UpdateModeRemove

**Description:**The item was (or is to be) removed (sometimes referred to as deleted). If the item is part of a collection, delete any matching items.

1  Khttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-HL7UpdateModeKey

**Description:**This item is part of the identifying information for this object.

1  Nhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-HL7UpdateModeNo Change

**Description:**There was (or is to be) no change to the item. This is primarily used when this element has not changed, but other attributes in the instance have changed.

1  Rhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-HL7UpdateModeReplace

**Description:**The item existed previously and has (or is to be) revised. (If an item does not already exist, this may be treated as an error condition.)

1  REFhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-HL7UpdateModeReference

**Description:**This item provides enough information to allow a processing system to locate the full applicable record by identifying the object.

1  Uhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-HL7UpdateModeUnknown

**Description:**Description:</b>It is not specified whether or what kind of change has occurred to the item, or whether the item is present as a reference or identifying property.

1  _SetUpdateModehttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-HL7UpdateModeSetUpdateModeinactive

These concepts apply when the element and/or message is updating a set of items.

2    ESAhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-HL7UpdateModeSet Addinactive

Add the message element to the collection of items on the receiving system that correspond to the message element.

2    ESAChttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-HL7UpdateModeSet Add or Changeinactive

Change the item on the receiving system that corresponds to this message element; if a matching element does not exist, add a new one created with the values in the message.

2    ESChttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-HL7UpdateModeSet Changeinactive

Change the item on the receiving system that corresponds to this message element; do not process if a matching element does not exist.

2    ESDhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-HL7UpdateModeSet Deleteinactive

Delete the item on the receiving system that corresponds to this message element.

1  AUhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-HL7UpdateModeAdd or Updateinactive

Description: AU: If this item exists, update it with these values. If it does not exist, create it with these values. If the item is part of the collection, update each item that matches this item, and if no items match, add a new item to the collection.

1  Ihttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-HL7UpdateModeIgnoreinactive

Ignore this role, it is not relevant to the update.

1  Vhttp://terminology.hl7.org/CodeSystem/v3-HL7UpdateModeVerifyinactive

Verify - this message element must match a value already in the receiving systems database in order to process the message.

Explanation of the columns that may appear on this page:

Level A few code lists that FHIR defines are hierarchical - each code is assigned a level. In this scheme, some codes are under other codes, and imply that the code they are under also applies
System The source of the definition of the code (when the value set draws in codes defined elsewhere)
Code The code (used as the code in the resource instance)
Display The 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
Definition An explanation of the meaning of the concept
Comments Additional notes about how to use the code


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