OECD Harmonised Templates › Column 1: Field number
The column "Field number" includes unique field numbers. For instance, the field "Deviations from guideline" in the template no. 41. Short-term toxicity to fish has been assigned to field number "SE06.01.01.0370".
Actually, field numbers are optional and not included in any XML exchange format. However, it is of advantage to assign field numbers so that each data entry field can be addressed unambiguously. Since IUCLID 5 can serve as a reference database for the time being, the field numbers used internally in this database have been adopted. The following conventions have been used:
Text fields associated with list fields (see chapter 18.104.22.168 List fields) come with the order number of the corresponding list field plus 1. For instance, the field "Deviations from guideline" in template no. 41 has the order number "0370", while the related text field has the order number "0371".
Headings, which are actually no fields, have also been assigned to a field number. For these the order number of the preceding field plus 5 is used. For instance, the field "Cross-reference to same study" in template no. 41 has the order number "0340", while the heading "Materials and methods" has the order number "0345".