Address—telephone number, text X[X(15)]
Identifying and definitional attributes
|Metadata item type:||Data Element|
|Short name:||Telephone number|
The number, used as a contact method, that is associated to a unique provision of telephone service, as represented by text.
|Data Element Concept:||Address—telephone number|
Value domain attributes
|Maximum character length:||16|
Data element attributes
Collection and usage attributes
|Guide for use:|
Australian telephone numbers are usually 6 to 10 digits in length.
Alphabetic characters can be either upper or lower case as defined by the client.
Each alphabetic character represents a number; it can be listed as either a number or letter depending on the clients’ preference.
The format and length of a telephone number is dependent on the attribute(s) of the device and how the device connects to the telephone network.
For simplicity the standard has not separately recorded the fact that an attribute of a device may imply that it needs to use a mobile phone network, landline or other type of telephone network. This in turn influences the naming standard for the telephone number.
Telephone numbers should be stored as characters in a row, but rules can be set up to display the number in a different format, e.g. #### ### ###.
When a telephone number is used in conjunction with a country code the leading 0 at the start of the telephone is to be removed e.g. 0453176731 becomes 61 453176731 or 03 999 66 999 becomes 61 3 999 66 999.
Mobile telephone number
Source and reference attributes
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Standards Australia 2006. AS 4590—2006 Interchange of client information. Sydney: Standards Australia.
|Related metadata references:|
Supersedes Person—telephone number, text X[X(39)]
See also Address—Australian area code, code NN
See also Address—electronic contact preference indicator, code NN
See also Address—international country code, N[NNNN]
|Implementation in Data Set Specifications:|
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