Important Note: Users have to consider that only in the OntoML ("ECLASSXML") export format, information about deprecated elements is included. The CSV export format does not have these information. You can find detailed information about Deprecations here.
Description of the files
The ZIP-file contains all relevant files for the structure of classes, properties and values.
The files names are listed below, the file structure is described here: csv files description
This file description example is based on Release 11.0 but language-neutral. Please note, that
- “xy” stands for a language code
- For further information also see the page ISOLanguageCode
|eClass11_0_CC_xy.csv||Table of Classification Classes|
|eClass11_0_KWSY_xy.csv||Table of Keywords and Synonyms (KW keyword, SY synonym)|
|eClass11_0_PR_xy.csv||Table od Properties|
|eClass11_0_VA_xy.csv||Table of Values|
|eClass11_0_UN_xy.csv||Table of Units (Unit, UN)|
|eClass11_0_PR_VA_xy.csv||Restricted Value Lists, Relations Properties-Values|
|eClass11_0_CC_PR_VA_suggested_incl_constraint_xy.csv||Suggested Value Lists, Relations Properties-Values|
Format of data sets
CSV, data sets separated by semicolon (1st line = field titles), Codepage: UTF-8 A mask is not necessary. The semicolon is exclusively used as a separator and not in the data fields themselves.
Description of the data types
ECLASS has introduced with release 7.0 many new data types that might not be interpretable by every system. In this case, ECLASS recommends to distinguish between at least BOOLEAN, REAL , INTEGER (including count, measure and currency) and STRING properties. ECLASS sees STRING as a suitable substitute for all other data types that are not interpretable by a system (STRING_TRANSLATABLE, URL, DATE, TIME, TIMESTAMP, RATIONAL, RATIONAL_MEASURE). This is restricted to the internal usage. When exchanging data they should be transferred according to these datatypes as otherwise receiving systems might not be able to interpret them correctly.
You can find a complete description of the data types used in ECLASS here: Data type (Property)
Structure & Relations
For the structure and the relations please see here: Relations (BASIC version)
List of basic sets of properties (BSP) per segment
For the list of basic sets of properties (BSP) per segment please see here: List of basic sets of properties
Note: Since ECLASS-Release 10.0.1, the list of basic sets of properties no longer exists. Therefore, these information will not be available anymore for upcoming releases.