[IPT] mapping to the wrong datatypes

Fri Sep 13 11:22:47 CEST 2013

  *   modified is mapped to values with the wrong data type.
  *   eventDate is mapped to values with the wrong data type.
  *   individualCount is mapped to values with the wrong data type.


Here, we have chosen the wrong data type on purpose. For the terms eventDate and modified, the reason is that we sometimes have very vague dates. (ex: Winter 1921) and  for individualCount we would like to use "unknown". (As the field is empty in the original data) Would this create any problems during the indexing? Can we just leave it like that?

In the standard it is not specified which type the data has to be... only "best practices".

Kind regards,
* * * * * * * * * * * * * D I S C L A I M E R * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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