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DATA ELEMENT

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Definition:
A data element is a unit of data for which the definition, identification, representation, and permissible values are specified by means of a set of attributes.

Context:
Data element administration record is the Administration record for a Data element.

Data element precision is the degree of specificity for a Data element.

Data element representation is the relationship between a Data element and its Value domain.

Data element representation class is the class of representation of a Data element. (ISO/IEC International Standard 11179-3 "Information technology - Metadata registries-Part 3: Registry metamodel and basic attributes", February 2003).

Source Publication:
ISO/IEC FDIS 11179-1 "Information technology - Metadata registries - Part 1: Framework", March 2004.

Cross References:
Data dictionary

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, January 03, 2006