ADDRESS.IN Format

 

The ADDRESS.IN file format is used to import specialist information into the MedicalDirector Clinical Address Book. This is done using the Import utility found in the MedicalDirector Maintenance suite.

This file is an ASCII text file with each entry on a single line terminated by a Carriage return/Line feed pair (ASCII 13 + ASCII 10). Fields can be separated by the pipe character "|" or can be enclosed in double quotation marks and separated by commas.

Item

Field Size

TITLE

4

FIRSTNAME

20

SURNAME/NAME

30

SALUTATION

20

SPECIALTY

25

ADDRESS LINE 1

40

ADDRESS LINE 2

40

ADDRESS LINE 3

20

POSTCODE

4

EMAIL

40

PHONE

14

FAX

14

PHONE - AFTER HOURS

14

PHONE - MOBILE

14

PAGER

14

COMMENT/SPECIAL INTERESTS

No limit

 

o       The Import feature checks the demographics for duplications and merges any that are found. This check is based on Surname, FirstName and Specialty.

o       The field sizes are the same length as those in MedicalDirector Clinical. If the data is too long for the fields, it is truncated.

o       If a field has no value, it must be left blank (not omitted).