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COINS Field Definitions -- Jan 2010





The Combined Online Information System (COINS) is the Treasury's accounting database.

This was the Treasury's response to a FOI request for the schema to the COINS database.

The COINS database is not relational so it was not possible to provide the schema. COINS is a multidimensional database and so, to be helpful the Treasury provided the 'fields' of each of the dimensions as of Jan 2010.

The information is presented in 8 worksheets, the tab of which shows the name of the specific dimension.

More description of the spreadsheets is given at:

Acronyms explained

    EL is Estimate Lines

    RFR is Request For Resources

    AA is Accounting Authority

    Cost Center - part of departmental spending