This is useful when you need to add a new data type for a Z-segment or a custom field.
- In the Documents screen, double-click on the profile you want to modify. The Profile Explorer appears.
- Right-click on the first node and select Data Types…
- Mouse over any data type, and right-click. A menu appears.
- Select Add Data Type. Choose either New… or From Profile… as explained below.
Option: Add Data Type –> New
- To create a new data type for your profile, click New… .
- A new data type appears at the bottom of the Data Type Library. In the Configuration pane, rename the data type, add a description, and edit attributes (maximum characters and basic type).
- You can also create a copy of an existing data type definition by right-clicking on the source definition, selecting Copy and then right-clicking again and selecting Paste. A new data type definition appears at the bottom of the list.
Option: Add Data Type –> From Profile…
- To add a data type based on a different profile, click From Profile….
- In the Import from a Profile, select the Profile to import data types from.
- The Import Selection dialog box appears. Select the data types you wish to add and an import mode. See table below for import mode choices.
|Mode|| Why Choose This Option
|Import only missing definitions||Choose this if you only want to import elements that don’t already exist in your profile.||This will import definitions that are not present in the current profile and all referenced elements.||Your profile doesn’t have a TS (time-stamp) data type you’d like to add from HL7 v2.6.|
|Replace all definitions||Choose this if you need to replace all existing definitions with the imported definitions.||Replace existing elements with imported elements. This means that you’ll overwrite current definitions. The segment definition will change to the imported definition.||Your profile has an HD definition that would like to replace by the one from v2.6.|
|Blend definitions||Choose this if you need to import a definition from another profile, but also keep all definitions from both profiles.||This will import all selected and referenced definitions and will duplicated all elements that are different.||Your profile has a custom TS definition from one source system. A second source system uses a different definition. You need to code an interface for both definitions.|