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Re: [Gnumed-devel] Questions re database schema:street:address:urb:coun
Re: [Gnumed-devel] Questions re database schema:street:address:urb:country
Wed, 1 Sep 2004 00:04:59 -0700
At 7:26 AM +1000 9/1/04, E Dodd wrote:
We definitely have sub-urbs
in our town as well as villages outside the town
we use the town (urb) name and the village name in an address but not the
sub-urb name. They exist on signs and people use them to describe which part
of the town, but there are no overlapping road names within the town....
Liz mentioned that a Village name can be important inside an URB for
example for mailing purposes.
In Canada, line 2 of the address requires the form:
<building number> <street name> <street type> <direction> [comma]
my office address would be
Dr J Busser
575 8th Ave W, Suite 350
Vancouver BC V5Z 1C6
(in Canada, line 2 could alternatively have been 350-575 8th Ave W)
Sometimes it is necessary for mailing to provide Postal Box
information and in Canada this must be provided on a separate line
below the address line. IOW it cannot be accommodated within the
current "addendum". One extra field, perhaps called "addr_line2",
would better support "village" or "postal box".
If we are refining usage of the "addendum" field, can the field be
renamed "unit number"
(it is the official designation in Canada).
Also, the schema presently requires me to store "8th Ave W" all
together as the street name. This seems workable and may even be
desirable. Adding separate fields <street type> and <direction>
would be more fiddly although without such fields more care is
required by the office staff during the creation (input) of new
I just realized what a tremendous headache it will be trying to
import non-normalized patient demographic data into GnuMed - groan!