Summary of outcomes for Data Standard 3.2
- Problem Addressed: Currently Department has a max length of just 3.
- High-level Reasoning: There is a need to have more than just 3 character codes to define a department. While a descriptor may be a better fit in the long run, increasing the max length to 60 would unblock this use case.
- Changes Made: Updated Department max length to 60.
Original ticket description follows:
Is it possible to modify the max length of an attribute in an existing entity?
As an example, in the staffEducationOrganizationEmploymentAssociation entity, the department attribute has a max length of 3 characters. However, the department codes within our district are much longer - upwards of 7-8 characters.
The work around for us would be to create an extension which would reference the staff entity.