EN 61360-1:2017

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

Publication date:   Apr 16, 2018

General information

60.60 Standard published   Dec 1, 2017


CLC/SR 3D Product properties and classes and their identification

European Norm

31.020   Electronic components in general



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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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EN 61360-1:2010


EN 61360-1:2017
60.60 Standard published
Dec 1, 2017


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