This is the reference page for the XML element flow-type. See also the relevant overview page: Transaction


Optional element to override the top-level default-flow-type element.

For the value of the @code attribute, see http://iatistandard.org/codelists/flow_type



Machine readable code for the entity being described. The value should be available on a related codelist.

This value must be of type xsd:string.

This value must be on the FlowType codelist.


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 flow-type in context of transaction element.

Example declaring the FlowType code 20 (OOF):

The flow-type element can override the default-flow-type 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" />

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Last updated on 2015-10-16