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GESMES TS

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Definition:
GESMES Time Series data exchange message. It is a message (a GESMES profile) allowing the exchange of statistical time series, related attributes and structural definitions using a standardised format.

Context:
The message has been renamed from GESMES/CB to GESMES/TS in 2003, reflecting also the adoption of the message by a large statistical community, including the BIS, the ECB, Eurostat, the IMF and OECD.

This data-exchange message implements a time-series data exchange model (GESMES/TS data model), which allows users to exchange and identify time series through a multidimensional key and various associated metadata. It uses a generic GESMES profile and, for the version described in the GESMES TS user guide published by the European Central Bank, the EDIFACT syntax.

Whereas the full GESMES message is a generic statistical data model— with flexible syntax to describe virtually any statistical data model— GESMES/TS has a fixed syntax. This allows users and their partner institutions to design and build applications users need to "read" and "write" GESMES/TS messages, while avoiding intermediate files and special translators.

Source Publication:
European Central Bank (ECB), Bank for International Settlement (BIS), Eurostat, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), "GESMES/TS User Guide", Release 3.00, February, 2003; unpublished on paper.

Cross References:
Attachment level
Attribute
Code list
Data exchange
Definition, structural
Dimension (dimensionality)
GESMES
GESMES CB
GESMES TS data model
Key family
Maintenance agency
Period (interval)
Sibling group
Statistical concept
Structural definition
Structural metadata

Statistical Theme: Methodological information (metadata)

Glossary Output Segments:
SDMX

Created on Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Last updated on Tuesday, May 17, 2011