Changing a Variant

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  • #50372
    Sarah Brennan Thies
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    After changing (an existing) variant, is there an easy way to change all the associated Xlates (since the numbering sequence changes)?

    Thanks for any help offered.

    Sarah

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    • #65800
      Robert Kersemakers
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      Hi Sarah,

      I guess you use the #1 method to determine a specific field instead of using the field number. In this case there is something to say to use the field number instead of the #1. You wouldn’t have this problem then.

      No easy way to change all the Xlates. I would edit them with a convenient editor and then find/replace the require field numbers. Start with the highest field number and then work your way down.

      You may even want to consider to replace the #1 with the corresponding HL7 field number. This way if the Variant changes again, you don’t need to go through this all over again.

      Zuyderland Medisch Centrum; Heerlen/Sittard; The Netherlands

    • #65801
      Sarah Brennan Thies
      Participant

      Thanks Robert.

      However, our problem centers on adding a group to the variant. Yikes!

      Subsequently, updating the Xlates will be a slow and painful process 😉

      Sarah

    • #65802
      Robert Kersemakers
      Participant

      Ah! Ok…

      I would still use a good text-editor to find and replace the current field-paths with the new ones. Once again: starting from the bottom up.

      But still: slow and painful…

      Zuyderland Medisch Centrum; Heerlen/Sittard; The Netherlands

    • #65803
      Joseph Benigno
      Participant

      Robert Kersemakers wrote:


      I guess you use the #1 method to determine a specific field instead of using the field number. In this case there is something to say to use the field number instead of the #1. You wouldn’t have this problem then.

      I am not aware that there are 2 ways to determine a field. Could you explain each method please?

      I want to make sure that at least going forward we use the field number.

      Thanks

    • #65804
      Tom Rioux
      Participant

      Here are the two ways. Lets use PID-3 as an example…

      One method is to use the HL7 Field number:  1(0).PID(0).00106

      The other is to use the Segment Index Notation:  1(0).PID(0).#3

      In 5.6 there is a check box you can use in the Client Preferences that will automatically use the Segment Index Notation.

      Hope this helps…

      Tom Rioux

    • #65805
      Bala Pisupati
      Participant

      I think when you chang a variant. if you reconfigure the xlate and save it. Compile it to make sure there are no errors. The changes will affect the Xlate.

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