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SDMX in action

Quick Reference (Guide)

SDMX Implementation for Data Exchange

SDMX Newsletters and implementation projects

SDMX Implementation for Metadata Exchange

SDMX DSD availability (*NEW*)



The ESS Metadata System

Presentation of the ESS standards for reference and structural metadata and of the tools used for metadata collection and management

Standards for reference metadata

ESS Metadata Handler (ESS MH)

Standards for structural metadata

ESS MH Newsletter


Learning SDMX: Tutorials

A set of online tutorials helping to get familiar with the SDMX standard (Statistical Data and Metadata eXchange)
Each tutorial consists of a student book, a self-test and a video

Welcome to SDMX
Why and how SDMX can help you

Metadata Structure Definition
Explains how SDMX structures reference metadata

Introduction to SDMX
Outline of SDMX in terms of its history and main components

SDMX-ML Messages
Describes the XML based transmission format supported by SDMX

SDMX Information Model
A description of the SDMX Information Model for data and metadata and its main objects

XML based technologies used in SDMX
The XML technology and the advantages of using it in SDMX

Data Structure Definition
Explains how data is structured in SDMX

SDMX Architecture for data sharing
How SDMX can facilitate data sharing using different IT architectures (push, pull, hub)


Open Source Software for SDMX

Overview of SDMX tools developed and published by Eurostat

SDMX Converter
Converts data files between SDMX formats and other file formats

Data Structure Wizard (DSW)
Used to create, edit and test SDMX artefacts

SDMX Registry
A central repository for storing and sharing SDMX artefacts

SDMX Reference Infrastructure (SDMX-RI)
A set of tools that allows to connect your IT systems to the SDMX world

Mapping Assistant
Mapping and transcoding of the contents of an existing database to SDMX data structures

XSD Generator
Generates a standard XML schema definition for a given SDMX DSD


SDMX Training Events and Key meetings

Training courses on SDMX are offered by Eurostat in regular intervals, usually in spring and autumn. The exact dates for the next sessions are published on this page once approved.

Key SDMX meetings
28-30 September 2015, SDMX Global Conference,Bangkok, Thailand
An overview of the conference and the main issues
Eurostat presentations to the conference can be viewed here
27-30 October 2014, Expert Group on Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange, Korea
22 October 2014, SDMX-RI User Group, Luxembourg
Agenda, presenters and presentations: information


SDMX Basics and Advanced
SDMX Training: Basics
NEXT: Spring 2017 - precise date to be announced
The presentations for this course can be viewed here.


SDMX Training: IT tools
NEXT: 17-19 October 2016 under the ESTP 2016 programme
More info and contacts at http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/ess/about-us/estp
LAST: 11-13 May 2016 under the ESTP 2016 programme
The presentations for this course can be viewed here.

SDMX for metadata: Metadata Handler (ESS-MH)
NEXT: 21 September 2016 (Webinar)
ALSO: 02 December 2016 (Webinar)
ALSO: 07 December 2016 (In-house training)


SDMX Registry
NEXT: to be announced

SDMX Converter (*NEW*)
NEXT: 23 November 2016: Recordings (*NEW*)


Webforms (*NEW*)
NEXT: 26 October 2016 (In-house training)


SDMX-RI (*NEW*)
NEXT: to be announced

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