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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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The M1 program of work includes biometric standards for data interchange formats, common file formats, application program interfaces, profiles, and performance testing and reporting.
Many States are requiring an XML data interchange format as part of their HAVA implementations and with the support of other entities in the election community, the EDX format will have the opportunity to be field tested with feedback being used to drive improvement as these systems are rolled out" said Neil McClure, Strategic Technology Officer for Hart InterCivic's Election Solutions Group.
SDA can analyze numerous file types such as Access, Excel, HTML, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, rich text format, Lotus 1-2-3 and data interchange format.
In addition, with the XML-based Inktomi Data Interchange Format (IDIF), content providers can create data feeds more quickly and with added flexibility.

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