Intermediate layer in mendix

while reading the Importing Data and Exporting Data concept, noticed there is an Intermediate layer during Data Transformation.   Before you import (e.g. intermediate layer) After you import (using microflows) ------------------  After exporting ○ e.g. intermediate layer – The exporting application is never responsible for this or even aware of these transformations. ------------------ I would like to know do we have any different types of layers at Mendix.   Please let me know
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The layers that are talked about are theoretical. It just means that you import or export into a different domain model (or entities) than where the data respectivily ends up or is stored.

In both cases this additional domain model will provide you with more flexibility with importing and exporting and allows the separation of functionalities.