Open Data Protocol

The Open Data Protocol (OData) is an ongoing effort* to define a universal application-level protocol to access any kind of data available on the web. According to its designers, OData is considered open not only because it is designed through an open process and open license but also because it opens silos of data to the web (Pizzo 2012).

OData is based on the Representational State Transfer (REST) architecture and defines conventions, rules, and formats for handling data on the web using Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) requests. Querying and editing data are both supported by the protocol.

Entity Data Model

OData defines an abstract data model called Entity Data Model (EDM). Each OData service must explicitly ...

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