Required Data Fields – Season

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Season are Collection records and follow the same rules as Abstraction records, but they can (and generally do) inherit most BaseObjectData elements from their parent Series.

Element NameMaximum CardinalityData Requirements
Required
StructuralType1“Abstraction”
ReferentType1“Season”
ReleaseDate1Preferably the full date (yyyy-mm-dd) of the original commercial release of the first included Episode. A 4-digit year (yyyy) is also valid unless the parent Series has DateRequired = “true”.
Status1“valid” (in most cases)
Administrators/Registrant1The EIDR Party ID of the entity that created the record.
SeasonInfo/Parent1Series EIDR ID
Conditionally Required
ResourceName1Required if the parent Series has OriginalTitleRequired = “true”
[email protected]1A valid BCP 47 written language code. Use “und” if not known.
[email protected]1Most often skipped.
ApproximateLength1May be skipped if same as the parent Series. (0 is allowed.)
SeasonInfo/SequenceNumber1Required if the Season does not have a user-provided title or a full release date (yyyy-mm-dd) or if the parent Series has NumberRequired = “true”
Optional, But Recommended (if applicable)
AlternateIDSame as for Series.
[email protected]1Same as for Series.
[email protected]1Same as for Series.
[email protected]1Same as for Series.
SeasonInfo/EndDate1Preferably the full date (yyyy-mm-dd) of the original commercial release of the final included Episode. A 4-digit year (yyyy) is also valid. Include only if the Season has ended its run.
SeasonInfo/NumberRequired1“true” if child Episodes must be identified by a unique number.
SeasonInfo/DateRequired1“true” if child Episodes must have full dates (not just 4-digit years).
SeasonInfo/OriginalTitleRequired1“true” if child Episodes must have user-supplied titles.

Notes

Like Series, Season records have their own NumberRequired, DateRequired, and OriginalTitleRequired Boolean elements (they can be “true” or “false”).[1] If the element is missing, it is assumed to be false. For Seasons, these control the required fields in their child Episode records.

See Also


[1] Values for the “Required” fields are not inherited form Series to Season. The rules enforced by the Series’ Required fields only apply to its direct children and the Season’s Required fields only affect its direct children.

Updated on April 6, 2021

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