description

iati-activities/iati-activity/transaction/description

This is the reference page for the XML element description. See also the relevant overview page: Transaction

Definition

A human-readable description of the transaction.

Attributes

@xml:lang

ISO 2 letter code specifying the language of text in this element.

This value must be on the Language codelist.

Example Usage

Example usage of description in context of transaction element.

  <transaction ref="1234">
   <value currency="EUR" value-date="2012-01-01">1000</value>  
   <description>Transaction description text</description>
   <transaction-type code="IF" />
   <provider-org provider-activity-id="BB-BBB-123456789-1234AA" ref="BB-BBB-123456789">Agency B</provider-org>
   <receiver-org receiver-activity-id="AA-AAA-123456789-1234" ref="AA-AAA-123456789">Agency A</receiver-org>
   <transaction-date iso-date="2012-01-01" />
   <disbursement-channel code="1" />
  </transaction>

Full example with additional elements which can override the default value set in iati-activity:

  <transaction ref="1234">
   <value currency="EUR" value-date="2012-01-01">1000</value>   
   <description>Transaction description text</description>
   <transaction-type code="IF" />
   <provider-org provider-activity-id="BB-BBB-123456789-1234AA" ref="BB-BBB-123456789">Agency B</provider-org>
   <receiver-org receiver-activity-id="AA-AAA-123456789-1234" ref="AA-AAA-123456789">Agency A</receiver-org>
   <transaction-date iso-date="2012-01-01" />
   <flow-type code="20" />
   <finance-type code="111" />
   <aid-type code="A02" />   
   <tied-status code="5" />
   <disbursement-channel code="1" />
  </transaction>

It may be appropriate to repeat the description in other languages using xml:lang attribute. In this example, the language en has been set in the iati-activity element:

  <transaction ref="XYZ">
   <value currency="EUR" value-date="2012-01-31">1000</value>
   <description>Description text</description>
   <description xml:lang="fr">Description text</description>   
   <transaction-type code="C" />
   <provider-org provider-activity-id="BB-BBB-123456789-1234" ref="BB-BBB-123456789">Agency B</provider-org>
   <receiver-org receiver-activity-id="CC-CCC-123456789-1234" ref="CC-CCC-123456789">Agency C</receiver-org>
   <transaction-date iso-date="2012-01-31" />
   <flow-type code="10" />
   <finance-type code="110" />
   <aid-type code="A01" />
   <tied-status code="3" />
   <disbursement-channel code="1" />
  </transaction>

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