A Data Transformation Component is an architectural building block of the EIRA Technical view - application supporting the Technical interoperability layer of the European Interoperability Framework.
It is included in the Enabler grouping Application Mediation Enablers.

Data Transformation Component is a specialisation of Application Component. It implements the functionality of conversion of data from one data representation to another.


The Data Transformation Component ABB  is salient for technical interoperability because it enables the implementation of the functionalities to transform internal data structures to common and agreed interoperable formats as stated in the EIF recommendation #eif41 - Establish procedures and processes to integrate the opening of data: "Establish procedures and processes to integrate the opening of data in your common business processes, working routines, and in the development of new information systems."


Example

The following implementation is an example on how this specific Architecture Building Block (ABB) can be instantiated as a Solution Building Block (SBB):

Eurostat SDMX converter
The SDMX Converter is a tool that converts statistical datasets between different formats. It is a Java application which is actively developed by Eurostat and is published as open source software.
SDMX converter (Eurostat).



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Source: European Interoperability Reference Architecture (EIRA version 3) (url) (with information on the 3rd release at the website of the ISA² - Interoperability solutions for public administrations, businesses and citizens).