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DATA TYPE

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Definition:
Datatype is a set of distinct values, characterized by properties of those values and by operations on those values. [ISO/IEC 11404:1996, 4.11].

Context:
The field characteristic of the columns in an attribute table; for example, character, floating point and integer (Handbook on Geographic Information Systems and Digital Mapping, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 79, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Statistics Division, New York, 2000, Annex VI - Glossary).

Datatype annotation is the specifying information to further define the Datatype.

Datatype description descriptive information to further clarify the Datatype.

Datatype name is a designation for the Datatype.

Datatype scheme reference is a reference identifying the source of the Datatype specification.

ISO/IEC International Standard 11179-3 - Information technology - Metadata registries (MDR) - Part 3: Registry metamodel and basic attributes", February 2003.

Source Publication:
ISO/IEC International Standard 11179-3 - Information technology - Metadata registries (MDR) - Part 3: Registry metamodel and basic attributes", February 2003.

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Monday, November 05, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, January 03, 2006