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Documentation for Licensees of NLM Databases Derived from LocatorPlus


 

CatfilePlus in XML Update/Documentation Chart for 2018:

File Name Date on Server File Size New or Modified Records* Record Deletes** Special Notifications
catplus.20180501.xml 05/01/2018 21.5MB 4,854 104 N/A
catplus.20180401.xml 04/01/2018 22MB 5,065 127 N/A
catplus.20180301.xml 03/01/2018 16MB 3,834 152 N/A
catplus.20180201.xml 02/01/2018 69MB 22,651 128 N/A
catplus.20180101.xml 01/01/2018 610MB 149,431 972 N/A
catplus.20171201.xml 12/01/2017 1.29GB 242,759 2,415 Contains records from Nov. 22 thru Nov. 30, 2017
catplusbase1of4.2018.xml 11/22/2017 1.52GB 594,848 0 Base pull has 4 parts --
Load all 4 parts in order --
Base pull contains records through Dec. 01, 2017
catplusbase2of4.2018.xml 11/22/2017 1.25GB 347,507 0 N/A
catplusbase3of4.2018.xml 11/22/2017 1.03GB 213,314 0 N/A
catplusbase4of4.2018.xml 11/22/2017 857MB 225,329 0 N/A

 

Serfile in XML Update/Documentation Chart for 2018:

File Name Date on Server File Size New or Modified Records* Record Deletes** Special Notifications
serfile.20180501.xml 05/01/2018 5.1MB 1,264 104 N/A
serfile.20180401.xml 04/01/2018 6.8MB 1,651 127 N/A
serfile.20180301.xml 03/01/2018 3.2MB 874 152 N/A
serfile.20180201.xml 02/01/2018 27MB 9,192 128 N/A
serfile.20180101.xml 01/01/2018 18MB 5,101 972 N/A
serfile.20171201.xml 12/01/2017 433MB 135,745 2,415 Contains records from Nov. 22 thru Nov. 30, 2017
serfilebase.2018.xml 11/22/2017 439MB 143,269 0 Base pull is one file --
Base pull contains records through Dec. 01, 2017

 

Due to constraints in how CatfilePlus in XML and Serfile in XML files are created from LocatorPlus records:
* No distinction is made between New and Modified records.

** Licensees will occasionally receive record deletes for records that they never received, or have already deleted. Additionally, licensees should be aware that records which were previously deleted may be reinstated and could reappear as new records, with the SAME record identifier in <NlmUniqueID> as was used earlier.
For these reasons, it is NOT possible for licensees to calculate the total number of unique records which comprise Catfile in XML or Serfile in XML after any particular update by performing addition and subtraction calculations against the number of records in the base pull.

*** Update files containing the previous (one) month's data normally will be placed on the server by the second working day of the month. Full base pulls will normally occur only once/year, when the MeSH vocabulary and other 'year-end' maintenance has been performed and new DTDs go into effect.