A Microsoft Access Intermediate Database (IDB) for collating data for submission to the Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) version 2.0.
The IDB can be populated with the relevant data and submitted, and the landing platform will then convert the data into the required XML format.
Use of the IDB is optional, as submissions can also be made in an XML format directly.
The structure of the IDB must not be altered in any way. All tables must be present, even if some are not appropriate to the submission (based on the activity that has taken place). All fields listed in each table must also be present and field types must be exactly as specified.
The data items required to populate the IDB should be extracted directly from the appropriate service provider systems, such as a clinical system or Patient Administration System.
Read more on our Intermediate Database (IDB) guidance pages.
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