Taxonomy

Definition

A taxonomy is a list of options from which a user chooses one or more as an answer.

Example:

For the information 'Country of Residence', the taxonomy 'Countries' can be used as the list of options to choose an answer from.

Options

Option

Description

Key

Describes the contents of the taxonomy. The key must be written in PascalCase, e.g. AccountHolder, PowerOfAttorney.

Sub-taxonomy

Group individual elements of a taxonomy that have an additional characteristic in common into a sub-taxonomy.

Example: In the taxonomy 'Countries', group all member states of the European Union into a sub-taxonomy 'EUCountries' and countries that are deemed high risk into the sub-taxonomy 'HighRiskCountries'.

Sorting

Alphabetically: the taxonomy's items will be presented in alphabetical order.

Manually: determine the order of the taxonomy's item yourself.

Possible Values

Enter the taxonomy's items in key: value format. For example, for currencies, this looks like:

aud: Australian Dollar

chf: Swiss Franc

eur: Euro

usd: US Dollar

Interactions

A taxonomy interacts with:

  • Information: when choosing either 'list' option as the information type for a field, specify which taxonomy should present there as the list of possible answers.