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Canonical Schema

Canonical Schema is the name of a design pattern authored by Thomas Erl and published as part of the SOA Design Patterns catalog. Within the catalog this pattern is further categorized as one of the Foundational Inventory Patterns.

The icon used to identify Canonical Schema is:

The requirements statement for Canonical Schema is: How can services be designed to avoid data model transformation?

The pattern was first printed in the SOA Design Patterns book and a summarized version of this pattern is published at the SOA Patterns community patterns site at the following location:

SOA Patterns > Canonical Schema

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