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.. glossary::
external id
external identifier
external identifiers
string identifier stored in ````, can be used to refer
to a record regardless of its database identifier during data imports
or export/import roundtrips.
External identifiers are in the form :samp:`{module}.{id}` (e.g.
``account.invoice_graph``). From within a module, the
:samp:`{module}.` prefix can be left out.
Sometimes referred to as "xml id" or ``xml_id`` as XML-based
:ref:`reference/data` make extensive use of them.
format string
inspired by `jinja variables`_, format strings allow more easily
mixing literal content and computed content (expressions): content
between ``{{`` and ``}}`` is interpreted as an expression and
evaluated, other content is interpreted as literal strings and
displayed as-is
Geographic Information System
any computer system or subsystem to capture, store, manipulate,
analyze, manage or present spatial and geographical data.
process of removing extraneous/non-necessary sections of files
(comments, whitespace) and possibly recompiling them using equivalent
but shorter structures (`ternary operator`_ instead of ``if/else``) in
order to reduce network traffic
.. _jinja variables:
.. _ternary operator: