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Data Pack Versioning

How does our versioning work?

We work to continuously improve our offering and therefore release new versions of our Data Pack products on a regular basis. To categorise the different versions we identify each release with a three digit number - such as v 1.0.0 .

What is the difference between the different digits?

Each digit identifies different kind of changes as per the table below:

Digit
Example
Type of release
Description
First
1.
Major
A new file is added to the data pack
Second
.0.
Minor
A new column is added or removed from a file (e.g. we add a column with new information called “facilities”)
Third
.0
Fix
An improvement is made to the data or a value is added as a parameter in a column (e.g. we add “swimming pools” to the facilities list).

Are all versions retro-compatibles?

We strive to keep all files retro-compatibles as much as possibile.

As a customer with a recurring purchase you have the option to:

  • continue to use your current version of the data pack for the duration of your contract
  • upgrade to the newest version of the data pack. In this case you might - also depending on your commercial agreement:
    • receive new files - this creates no problem as it brand new additional info
    • receive the old files with some additional new columns - this might require some changes on your side to accomodate the extra info
    • receive the old files with some less columns - this means you will lose the info that was contained in these columns for example for historical purposes

Where can I keep track of the most recent changes?

You can keep track of all the changes in our Change Log page linked below.

What if I am a new customer and I want to buy an old version of the files?

That is possibile as long as your version is still supported. Check our change log page to establish the status of the version you require.

What version is covered in the online documentation?

These pages always reflect the latest version of our files as defined in our change log.

If you have purchased a previous version it might be the that the information contained in this pages is no longer corresponding to the data structure of your files. If you require help or a previous version of this documentation, please get in touch with us.