HL7 Vendors and Versions

By default the UltraPort Schema engine comes with ANSI definitions for HL7 versions 2.2, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5, 2.5.1 and 2.6. When you create an UltraPort database schema you select a vendor definition to use as the basis for your schema. The HL7 vendor definition contains information about the specific structure and all of the HL7 segments, fields and data types related to that particular version of HL7.


IMPORTANT NOTE: While there is nothing wrong with using these "default" vendor definitions when creating your Schema we do recommend that you actually create your OWN vendor definitions for use with your interfaces. You should always avoid modifying these "default" vendor definitions which come with the Schema Engine since they have been constructed according to the ANSI standard. These definitions should be kept "in reserve" to be used as the basis for creating your own custom HL7 vendor definitions (see below).


To access the HL7 manager select HL7 Vendor Definitions from the 'File' menu of the main window.


Managing your HL7 vendor definitions

HL7 Vendor Definitions




Importing and Exporting a Vendor DefinitionImporting or Exporting a HL7 Vendor Definition



Creating HL7 vendorsCreating Your Own HL7 Vendor Definitions


Modifying HL7 vendorsAdding and Editing HL7 Segments


Modifying HL7 vendorsMiscellaneous HL7 Vendor Properties