URL AND AGGREGATE LEGAL VALUE CHECKS
The 2012 aggregate and URL data request templates include a worksheet titled 'legal value checks' which aims to assist jurisdictions to compile data according to ECEC NMDS requirements. Adherence to the edit checks in these tables will assist ABS to ensure comparability of statistics across the states and territories. Prior to submitting 2012 ECEC data, the ABS request that jurisdictions address each of the edit specifications listed in the 'legal values check' table to ensure strong validation of data being supplied.
In 2012 the ABS will be working with all jurisdictions to further develop useful tools to assist jurisdictions in the preparation of data for the 2012 National ECEC Collection.