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301 Collection reference date

Description

The day, month and year to which the collection refers.

Details

Version:1.0
First year:1988
Last year:1994
Field name:REFERENCE-DATE
Element name:Collection reference date

Code format:

Data Type:Numeric
Units:Right justified (in each sub-field), with a leading zero (in each sub-field) if needed
Width:6

Classification

CODEMEANING
#010186 to 311299Reference date in DDMMYY format

Coding notes

DDMMYY format:

  • 1st 2 digits ‑ Day sub‑field (eg 01)
  • 2nd 2 digits ‑ Month sub‑field (eg 09)
  • 3rd 2 digits ‑ Year sub‑field (eg 86)

For collections relating to a period of time, the reference date is that for the end of the period (eg code a collection for the year ending 31 December 1986 as 311286).

Input files

​Past Element

Change History

​31 July 1987