Alan Freedman -- The Computer Language Company - Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Computer Desktop Encyclopedia
Longest-Running Tech Reference on the Planet

A CDE Definition

You'll love The Computer Desktop Encyclopedia (CDE) for Tech Term of the Day (TTOD)


data exchange

Converting data from one file or database format to another. See data exchange format.

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.

Personal Use Only

Before/After Your Search Term
data DVDdata exchange format
data elementdata exfiltration
data encryptiondata extrusion
Data Encryption Standarddata fast
data entrydata federation
data entry departmentdata field
data entry operatordata file
data entry programdata file format
data entry validationdata flow
data errordata flow diagram

Terms By Topic
Click any of the following categories for a list of fundamental terms.
Computer Words You Gotta KnowSystem design
Job categoriesUnix/Linux
Interesting stuffPersonal computers
InternetIndustrial Automation/Process Control
Communications & networkingAssociations/Standards organizations
HistoryDesktop publishing
ProgrammingHealthcare IT
System design