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FHIR Infrastructure Work GroupMaturity Level: N/AStandards Status: InformativeCompartments: Not linked to any defined compartments

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Generates a StructureDefinition instance with a snapshot, based on a differential in a specified StructureDefinition.

If the operation is not called at the instance level, either definition or url 'in' parameters must be provided. If more than one is specified, servers may raise an error or may resolve with the parameter of their choice. If called at the instance level, these parameters will be ignored.

URL: [base]/StructureDefinition/$snapshot

URL: [base]/StructureDefinition/[id]/$snapshot



The StructureDefinition is provided directly as part of the request. Servers may choose not to accept profiles in this fashion


The StructureDefinition's canonical URL (i.e. 'StructureDefinition.url'). The server must know the structure definition, or be able to retrieve it from other known repositories.


The structure definition with a snapshot



Usage note: every effort has been made to ensure that the examples are correct and useful, but they are not a normative part of the specification.