This is the reference page for the XML element other-identifier.


An other identifier for the activity. This may be a publishers own identifier that it wishes to record with the activity. This element is also used to trace changes to activity identifiers, for example when and organisation has changed it’s organisation identifier.


This element may occur any number of times.



The identifier you wish to report. This can be used to report a number of different types of identifiers. See the OtherIdentifierType codelist for details and options.

This attribute is required.

This value must be of type xsd:string.


The type of identifier being reported, taken from the OtherIdentifierType codelist.

This attribute is required.

This value must be of type xsd:string.

This value must be on the OtherIdentifierType codelist.

Example Usage

Example other-identifier of an iati-activity.

An example @ref of ABC123-XYZ is declared.
The @type attribute declares a valid code (A1) from the OtherIdentifierType codelist.
  <other-identifier ref="ABC123-XYZ" type="A1">
   <owner-org ref="AA-AAA-123456789">
    <narrative>Organisation name</narrative>


Freetext support of the other-identifier was removed. A new other-identifier/@ref was added as a replacement.
A new attribute other-identifier/@type was added, to be used with new code list OtherIdentifierType.
The other-identifier/@owner-ref and other-identifier/@owner-name attributes were removed.
The owner-org child element was added.

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