For the Screening Online API there is a field "Update Category" with values that look to indicate the severity of an update to a match entity. Values are C1-C4 and Unknown.
My understanding is that a value of C1 indicates a higher severity update. How will this value changed over time? For example, if a match entity was not sanctioned, but gets updated and becomes sanctioned later, should we expect an update to the profile and for the Update Category to populate with C1?
Also, if the Update Category is currently displaying C1 for a match entity, but then a smaller update to the profile was applied (such as an additional weblink or alias name) would we expect the Update Category to change to something lower, such as a C4?
@Paul.Iezzi, So there is only 1 field for update category and no history is maintained. So if the first update was C1 and the next one was C3. C1 will be replaced with C3. This is assuming that users would have taken action on the previous updates.
Hope that helps.
Hi @Paul.Iezzi, update Categorization field has 4 types C1, C2, C3, C4 where C1 means high priority changes to a World-Check profile which can impact decisions. C4 are low priority changes which users might choose to ignore e.g. additional weblink.
I have attached a document which shows which type of change comes under which category.updatecategory.pdf
@Shweta Lal, thank you for that information. My question is about how that field updates over time. If there is a last name update on January 1, the documentation says I should expect a value of C1 to now display in this field. Now let's say that there is a place of birth update on February 1. Should I expect the update category field value to now change to C3, or will the higher C1 value remain?