Custom Data Types

Sometimes your application may want to store data in CGM LIFE that is not supported by the schema definitions of the CGM LIFE Core Data Model. For example, you may want to store additional attributes for an existing schema or maybe even a completely new data type that is not part of the Core Data Model at all. In these cases, you may define your own Custom Data Type by specifying an MDO schema as seen above and submitting this schema to CGM LIFE (see specification forms). Note though, that these Custom MDO types can only be read and interpreted by your application. So if you want to exchange medical data with other applications, it is best to use the Core Data Model whenever possible.