Built-in Code Sets

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The SmartSimple platform comes with built-in code sets to help streamline the user's ease of look-up, identification, and categorization of various items specific to their instance. The three main built-in code sets include MeSH, NAICS and ICD.

Each code set corresponds to the categorization of a specific type of item that is beneficial to differing clients depending on which vertical market they belong to.

To enable these code sets as Custom Field options, you will need Global User Administrator access. 

Description of Code Sets

Abbreviation Description Target Client  Use-Case


(Medical Subject Headings)

MeSH includes the list of medical terms used by the National Library of Medicine (NLM) for its computerized system of storage and retrieval of published medical reports.

As a comprehensive controlled vocabulary, MeSH serves as a thesaurus that facilitates searching within the medical research market.

Medical Research
  • the classification of specific details within medical research 



(International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Related Problems)

The ICD code set, currently on its 10th revision, is a medical classification list by the World Health Organization (WHO).

It contains codes for diseases, signs and symptoms, abnormal findings, complaints, social circumstances and external causes of injury and diseases.

Independent Medical Examiners (insurance)
  • the classification of a type of injury

Ex: Chronic post-traumatic headache, drug-induced headache


(North American Industry Classification System)

NAICS is an industry classification system developed by the statistical agencies of Canada, Mexico, and the United States, created against the background of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

NAICS is designed to provide common definitions of the industrial structure of the three countries - it encompasses all economic activities, and is designed for the classification of data relating to industry establishments.

  • the classification of the purpose of a company, enterprise, or business

Ex: Footwear store, dessert café, pay-per-view cable programming

Configuration - Essentials

All three of these code sets are accessed in your SmartSimple instance as Custom Fields. Each code set is labelled as its own standard Custom Field Type

Code Set Custom Field Type
MeSH Custom Field Type: Lookup - MeSH
ICD Custom Field Type: Lookup – ICD Code 
NAICS  Custom Field Type: Lookup – NAIC Codes

Enabling as Custom Field

These built-in code sets must first be enabled in order to utilize them as look up options in your system.


The article should probably also reference the use of System Variables as the source of custom codes, with the limitation that these can only be presented though standard custom field types.

Must enable NAIC Codes thru the Global Settings page. 

- you are able to set two codes for each organisation --> a primary and a secondary code 

- it is a Standard Organisation Field