IEC 61360-1:2017 

Standard data element types with associated classification scheme - Part 1: Definitions - Principles and methods


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IEC 61360-1:2017 specifies principles for the definition of the properties and associated attributes and explains the methods for representing verbally defined concepts with appropriate data constructs available from IEC 61360-2. It also specifies principles for establishing a hierarchy of classification from a collection of classes, each of which represents a technical concept in the electrotechnical domain or a domain related to electrotechnology. This fourth edition cancels and replaces the third edition published in 2009. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
- support of advanced constructs such as
 · conditions and constraints,
 · blocks,
 · cardinality,
 · polymorphism,
 · generic and restricted enumerations, and
 · mapping;
- extended list of data types;
- harmonization with IEC 62656-1;
- support of IEC TS 62720 and of coded units;
- harmonization of semantic and administrative data among the various information objects;
- use of UML for data modelling;
- enhanced definitions and descriptions;
- introduction of examples of higher level constructs such as block, cardinality, or polymorphism as guidance for the user of the IEC 61360 series.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2017-07-27
Available language(s)English/French
TC/SCTC 3/SC 3D - Product properties and classes and their identificationrss
ICS31.020 - Electronic components in general
Stability date  2020
File size10777 KB

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