How to download a Code List

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You can download a Code List through the website Code List page as described here;

You can download from the website Code List page as follows:

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  • Choose the format for the download - XML Spreadsheet (or straight XML).
  • Click on the corresponding download link.
  • A dialog box will offer the chance to either Open or Save the download. Choose Save. [ NB If you are using Firefox your dialog boxes will be a little different. ]

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  • A dialog box will let you choose the name and location for the downloaded file.

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  • When the download has finished you can open the file:

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  • Provided you have Excel 2003 or 2007 you will see the downloaded spreadsheet:

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  • If you are downloading a spreadsheet that you intend to edit for subsequent upload please be careful to keep it as an XML Spreadsheet and to keep the .xls filetype or it will not upload successfully.

NB For application developers: Your application can also download a Code List by opening the website download URL directly.

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