String datatype in FHIR/R4

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Oleksiy Yemelin

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May 13, 2020, 4:54:28 AM5/13/20
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Hello,
Can anybody give some information about string datatype in FHIR for example HumanName.family
https://hl7.org/fhir/r4/datatypes-definitions.html#HumanName.family
Is it possible to have 500 chars family name or there are restrictions?

Max Philips (Cerner)

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May 13, 2020, 9:10:24 AM5/13/20
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Hi Oleksiy Yemelin,

Strings returned from Cerner's FHIR server meet the specification of the HL7 FHIR String datatype: http://hl7.org/fhir/r4/datatypes.html#string

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Max (Cerner)

Oleksiy Yemelin

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May 13, 2020, 9:14:32 AM5/13/20
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Hi Max Philips,
I have read about 1 mb stuff, but we are interested does it really possible to recieve or post such family name?

Thanks,
Oleksiy Yemelin

Max Philips (Cerner)

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May 13, 2020, 9:32:10 AM5/13/20
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Hi Oleksiy,

When POSTing Patient names, Cerner does have a limit of 100 characters. I noticed we do not call that out on http://fhir.cerner.com/millennium/r4/individuals/patient/#body-fields - we'll make a documentation update!

Thanks,
Max (Cerner)

Oleksiy Yemelin

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May 13, 2020, 9:45:30 AM5/13/20
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Hi Max,

Thanks for quick replys.

Best wishes,
Oleksiy Yemelin
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