Back in March 2020 we added the FOGP column to the offers files that we publish in EMI datasets. At the same time, we changed the process for generating the CSV file and inadvertently introduced some unnecessarily bulky data types. We would now like to correct that and enforce a data type convention in place of the default process.
Consequently, on Thursday 25 June 2020 the structure of the offers file will be slightly different. See the attached file for a comparison of the current structure with the structure that will go live on 25 June. For the avoidance of doubt, the file published on 25 June will contain data for 24 June.
The change will modify the date/time fields to remove about seven unnecessary zeroes and a bunch of numeric fields that contain blanks for some records will no longer be enclosed in double quotes. The file size (KB) will also reduce by about 25%.