Definition: Identifying variable
"Identifying variable" means a variable in the data records in a data source or any list of statistical units which is used
- to evaluate whether the data source (or list of statistical units) includes no more than one data record for each statistical unit, and/or
- for a record linkage.
European Union, Commission Regulation (EU) No 1151/2010 of 8 December 2010 implementing Regulation (EC) No 763/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on population and housing censuses, as regards the modalities and structure of the quality reports and the technical format for data transmission, Official Journal of the European Union No L 324, 9.12.2010