This is the reference page for the XML element period-start. See also the relevant overview page: Result


The start of the reporting period.


This element must occur once and only once (within each parent element).



This attribute is required.

This value must be of type xsd:date.

period-start/@iso-date must be before or the same as period-end/@iso-date

Example Usage

Example usage of period-start within period, in context of an indicator in a result element.

An example date is declared in the @iso-date attribute.
This example date format conform to the xsd:date standard - for most cases YYYY-MM-DD is sufficient.
  <result type="1" aggregation-status="1">
	<narrative>Result title</narrative>    
    <narrative>Result description text</narrative>   
   <indicator measure="1" ascending="1">
      <narrative>Indicator title</narrative>   		 
      <narrative>Indicator description text</narrative>
     <baseline year="2012" value="10">
	   <narrative>Baseline comment text</narrative>
      <period-start iso-date="2013-01-01" />
      <period-end iso-date="2013-03-31" />
      <target value="10">
        <narrative>Target comment text</narrative>			
      <actual value="11">
		<narrative>Actual comment text</narrative>

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