5th November 2017

Organisation Help

The Organisation table is a hierarchical table in that each record (apart from the master – the one for the DDA itself) points to its parent record.

Label Details
Full Name Full (i.e. displayed) name of the organisation layer. 100 characters.
Short Name An abbreviated name. This should not be changed once assigned please! It will be used in some of the code to find particular records (as the name could well change over time). Also restricted to the (lowercase) characters a-z, 0-9 and ‘_’
Parent Pick one from the list. Unless, of course, this is the master record.
Members The number of directly electable members. This should be non-zero for affiliated societies, and Life/Additional/Ex-Officio members and zero for everything else.
Can have Roles? If roles can apply to this part of the organisation (e.g. Committee, Officers) then Yes, otherwise No
Contact Email Contact email. Must be a valid email address. Typically for affiliated societies
Start Date The date on which this entity came (or comes – it can be in the future) into existence.
End Date The date on which this entity ceased (or ceases – it can be in the future) to exist. Once End Date has passed, the record will no longer be visible.