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November 21, 2013  |   Posted by :   |     |   Comments Off on Required»


Definition: Required is used by Collection Items or Output Items and is the requirement for participation in the collection. Options include: Required, Optional, and Conditional. (Example: A grant program collection may be required only from the schools or districts that have been awarded a particular grant.) As used by Table Fields, it is a checkbox to indicate whether the field may be NULL or must have some value or setting.

What This Means: A term that is functional for users of ESP’s metadata dictionary tool, called DataSpecs. DataSpecs is used when developing an education agency’s data dictionary.


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