HL7 Business Document

The data types that you can apply depend on the data class. In turn, the possible data classes depend on the structure type of the Business Document. For more information, see Business Document structure, Business Documents, and Axway Mapping Services DML Reference Guide

About HL7 Business Documents

Health Level Seven (HL7) was founded in 1987 to develop standards for the electronic interchange of clinical, financial, and administrative information among independent health care oriented computer systems, such as hospital information systems, clinical laboratory systems, enterprise systems, and pharmacy systems.

Data class Data type Definition field

Boolean

Boolean [0,1]

1

Date & Time

Date [YYYYMMDD]

8

Date [YYMMDD]

6

Integer

Integer (p)

10

Real number

Numeric (p,s)

18,6

String

String

255

String [fixedlength] (len)

255

Very large object

largeBinary (len)

255

For more information on HL7 Business Documents, see Define HL7 Business Documents.

Related topics

Business Document types

Business Document structure

Business Documents

Define HL7 Business Documents

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