A single entity may have multiple instances of a single attribute. For instance, a change in rank will result in multiple rank attribute entries distinguished by different dates. The same information recorded in multiple sources is also recorded in the form of multiple instances of an attribute.
4.a Unique ID
A six-digit numerical identifier unique to each attribute entry.
4.b Entity ID
The six-digit numerical identifier that designates which entity this attribute refers to.
4.c Attribute Type
A numeric identifier indicating the type of attribute. There are 45 different attributes tracked in the DGSD, ranging from population values, to the distribution and types of markets, to political and military ranks. They are listed in Section 5.3 of this document.
4.d Numeric Value
This field contains number data for attributes with associated numeric values, such as population figures. This data can be compiled and processed with quantitative functions.
4.e Rank Type
This field contains the numeric identifier for political or military rank types. They are listed in section 5.4 of this document.
4.f Text Value
This field contains string data for attributes, such as names of military establishments.
4.g Chinese Value
This field contains string data for Chinese characters that relate to attributes, such as Chinese names of military establishments.
4.h Begin Date
The date at which an attribute began to be applied to its linked entity, if applicable.
4.i End Date
The date at which an attribute ceased to be applied to its linked entity, if applicable.
4.j Source ID
Attribute data is often associated with specific historical sources. If applicable, the numeric tag for that source is listed here. The sources are listed in Section 5.5 of this document.
Any additional data that may apply to this attribute but which does not fall under the previous fields.