Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Unstructured address line|
|Synonymous names:||Overseas address line|
|Definition:||A description of an address, written in an unstructured address line format, as represented by text.|
|Data Element Concept:||Address—unstructured address line|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||50|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Where there is a need to transfer an Australian address that does not conform with the commonly used address format, the unstructured address lines may be used. These data elements should not be used except when it is impossible to use the other more structured address data elements.
Overseas addresses have many formats. To accommodate this the use of unstructured lines of detail are used. While 4 lines have been provided for overseas address details, not all lines need to be used.
Overseas addresses may follow different formats to that of Australian addresses.
Unstructured address may be repeated up to 4 lines.
While 4 lines have been provided for unstructured Australian address details, not all lines need to be used.
Where there is an overseas address the country name code becomes mandatory.
Unstructured address lines, when used, should contain the entire address.
Source and reference attributes
|Submitting organisation:||Australian Institute of Health and Welfare|
|Origin:||Standards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.|
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