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A flag is a attribute of a cell in a data set representing qualitative information on the value of that cell.

Examples of qualitative information that can be exchanged via a flag are: "provisional value", "estimated value", "revised value", "forecast", "unreliable or uncertain data (see explanatory texts)", "break in series (see explanatory texts)", "more information in...".

Source Publication:
Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange (SDMX) - BIS, ECB, Eurostat, IBRD, IMF, OECD and UNSD - Metadata Common Vocabulary.

Cross References:
Qualitative data

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

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Created on Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Last updated on Monday, December 19, 2005