# Description to code value reader

Abstract

Introduction to the description to code value reader in Sitecore Data Exchange Framework.

You use this value reader to convert a string into a specified integer value.

The mapping of descriptions to values is defined in an item called a code definition set. A code definition set is a collection of code definition items. Each code definition item has a value (stored in a field) and a description (stored in the item name).

 Expected source object type System.String Template location Data Exchange/Framework/Data Access/Value Readers/Description to Code Reader

Field name

Description

Code Definition Set

The code definition set where the mapping of the description to a value is defined. Code definition sets are defined under a tenant at Tenant Settings/Common/Code Definition Sets.