Working with data is a central part of any modeling application. Data can come from external sources or from AIMMS’ proprietary case files. This chapter introduces AIMMS’ capabilities with respect to creating and managing a collection of case files. Furthermore, AIMMS’ capabilities of working with data from multiple case files, both from within the language and from within graphical data objects on end-user pages, are illustrated.
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AIMMS uses a proprietary binary format for case files to store data compactly, quickly, and easily. This propietary format makes case files unsuitable to exchange data with other programs. AIMMS’ capabilities to exchange data with other programs is documented in the Language Reference:
Furthermore, the Data Exchange Library is the prefered way nowadays to exchange data between AIMMS and other softwares or applications, notably through a REST API.