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Definition: CLASET

General concept

CLASET is an EDI message designed to exchange tree structures such as classifications, organisation charts, concept definitions, catalogues, code lists, etc., in a standardized way. The CLASET message makes it possible to request, to send and to receive general information on classifications, all or part of the content or structure of a classification, data maintenance operations on classifications, all or part of the links between classifications, and, any combination of the above. The message has been designed in a generic way and provides mechanisms to describe the nature of the information exchanged within it. CLASET as a UN/EDIFACT standard (Status of United Nations standard obtained in September 1998)
Eurostat, CLASET web page