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data exchange format

An interim data format for converting from one file or database structure to another. Also called a "data interchange format," the source data is converted into the exchange format by one program, and the data in the exchange format is converted to the target format by another program. For example, XML is commonly used as a data exchange format. See XML and CSV.
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