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Broadcast Date Qualifier

Mandatory Repeatable Data Type Authority Level Available A/V Only Public Element
No No Variable Character Length (8) Date Qualifier List Item Yes Yes



The means for indicating an uncertain or approximate broadcast date.


Purpose: Alerts users to uncertain or approximate broadcast dates.


Relationship: This element is dependent on Broadcast Date. To have Broadcast Date Qualifier, Broadcast Date must be created. Broadcast Date is repeatable. One Broadcast Date Qualifier can be specified for each Broadcast Date.



Choose the appropriate term from the Date Qualifier Authority List.

Use "?" if uncertainty exists regarding the date.

Use "ca." if the date is approximate.

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