The Product element
<Research> element can consist of more than one
product, each referring to an individual research document. Listing 1
shows an example of this required element.
<Product> element is a sequence: Each
instance of the
<Product> element should have
sequence attribute set to a unique value within
the document. A sequence number starting at 1 is typically used. The
productID is a unique identifier for the research
document being delivered as part of the RIXML string. The
productID is typically constructed by appending the
sequence number to
researchID at the root level.
<StatusInfo> element within the
<Product> element represents the status of the
statusDateTime to the time at which
this research bundle was prepared for transmission. (This attribute should have
the same value as
currentStatusIndicator indicates whether the status
represents the current status of the document: it should be set to
statusType attribute is set to
Released in this particular example. It is possible
for organizations to use multiple
instances in the RIXML string. Each instance of the element can represent a
particular phase in the life cycle of research, such as
If you use multiple instances of
<StatusInfo> (perhaps to provide a history of
revisions and releases, or a schedule of future releases), you might
indicate which instance represents the current status of the research by
currentStatusIndicator="Yes"; in the
other instances of
However, the typical use of RIXML is to separate each transmission into a separate
payload so the processing can be simple at the receiving and transmitting ends.
In other words, when a document is sent with a
Published, and then revised, the new RIXML
string will only contain a
Revised, and the content has the newly revised document.
It is recommended that the receiver and transmitter manage the different versions
of their documents within their own DMS.
<Product> element contains the following four
<Source>: This element represents the originator of the research, including the organization name, the analyst producing the information, and details of the analyst, such as phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
<Content>: This element contains the actual output of research, including the type of output (for example, Word document, spreadsheet) and the document itself.
<Context>: This element contains information related to the area of research, including the product focus described above and information about the company on which the research was conducted.
<Legal>: This element consists of legal disclaimers regarding the research and the transmission.
For the sake of simplicity, you should have only one instance of these elements within each product.