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A code list is a predefined list from which some statistical coded concepts take their values.

Each code list has the following properties: a) identifier (it provides a unique identification within the set of code lists specified by a structural definitions maintenance agency); b) name (also unique); c) description (a description of the purpose of the code list); and d) code value length (either an exact or a maximum number of characters and a type, i.e. numeric or alphanumeric).

Source Publication:
European Central Bank (ECB), Bank for International Settlement (BIS), Eurostat, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), "GESMES/TS User Guide", Release 3.00, February, 2003; unpublished on paper.

Cross References:
Definition, structural

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

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Created on Monday, March 4, 2002

Last updated on Tuesday, April 9, 2013