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OPERATION: Convert from one form to another
The official URL for this operation definition is:
This operation takes a resource in one form, and returns to in another form. Both input and output are a single resource. The primary use of this operation is to convert between formats (e.g. (XML -> JSON or vice versa)
The resource that is to be converted
The resource after conversion
While the primary use of this operation is simple - converting a resource from one format to another, there are many potential uses including:
These variants would all be associated with parameters that define and control these kind of conversions, though such parameters are not defined at this time. In the absence of any parameters, simple format conversion is all that will occur.
For this reason, implementers should be aware that:
Implementers are encouraged to provide feedback to HL7 about their use of this operation
Usage note: every effort has been made to ensure that the examples are correct and useful, but they are not a normative part of the specification.