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NFIRS 5.0 Element: ‘Transaction Type (Add, Update, Delete)’

Definition: Defines the intent of this transaction upon the NFIRS system. Should NFIRS read this as an ‘add’ or ‘change’ or ‘delete’? ‘No Activity’ is a special use case, for when no incidents have occurred in this reporting period.

Entry: ‘Blank’ = Add, 1 = Change, 2 = Delete, 3 = No Activity

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Relational Edit Rules for ‘Transaction Type (Add, Update, Delete)’

NFIRS 5.0 relational edit validation rules are provided to ensure NFIRS data is consistent and correct for the fire/reporting concepts that are being modeled. Relational edits determine relationships between multiple fields / elements. These are the rules for ‘Transaction Type (Add, Update, Delete)’.

Rule Group  Overview 
Relational Edit Rule 1 Transaction Key must be Unique.
Relational Edit Rule 3 Transaction No Duplicates except to Lookup Edits.
Relational Edit Rule 4 Transaction Delete and No Activity require minimal fields.
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NFIRS Coding

Here are the NFIRS codes for the ‘Transaction Type (Add, Update, Delete)’ element, including any “other” values in case none of the preselected choices match:

All values for Transaction Type (Add, Update, Delete)

Transaction Type (Add, Update, Delete)  Code 
Add Leave Blank
Change / Update 1
Delete 2
No Activity 3

Transactions containing ‘Transaction Type (Add, Update, Delete)’

‘Transaction Type (Add, Update, Delete)’ is a key element, so it is in pretty much all transactions.

Element Specification

 Specification   Value 
Requirement Mandatory
Maximum Length 1
Element Type Coded Field - The coded field relating to an entry in the code table. Most coded fields allow for Plus+ One codes. For these fields the expected length of the coded entry is depicted as (National length OR Plus+ One length). Only fields with this notation in the expected length column allow for Plus+ One definitions. If the user has not provided information, an empty field should be transmitted. - Maximum length 1 characters- Blank is a valid value
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