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Specification of XML Format for data transfer RRS feed

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  • Hello Dear Members,

    I was wondering if there are some standards regarding the data transfers in xml format to be followed by Business-to-Business applications?
    By Business-to-Business I mean, the process of consuming one web-service by any other business application.

    My actual requirement is to host a webservice which will provide the data available in a .net DataSet variable in XML format, so we were looking for some industry standard specifications regarding the data in xml format?

    Regards,
    Anuj Chauhan
    0091 9313499294
    anuj.mca@gmail.com
    http://in.linkedin.com/in/anujchauhan


    Anuj
    Monday, November 30, 2009 8:30 AM

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  • this would be depends upon in which industry you want to transfer data.
    there are different standard formats are available like RSS, Acord and many more for different indusries.
    Monday, November 30, 2009 12:08 PM
  • Hi Ajay,

    Thanks to look in to the question.

    I need to provide Mutual Fund related information from one application to another. On broad level you can say Finance Domain.

    Regards,
    Anuj Chauhan
    0091 9313499294
    anuj.mca@gmail.com
    http://in.linkedin.com/in/anujchauhan
    Anuj
    Tuesday, December 1, 2009 9:29 AM
  • I would say that using format defined by IS08601 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601) or the format defined by schema (XSD) for dateTime type (http://www.w3.org/TR/xmlschema-2/#dateTime) makes sense.

    If you have a typed DataSet with a column of DateTime type and use .WriteXml() method to write data as Xml the dataTime values will be written using schema (XSD) dateTime format - so you can have it for free.

    Note that there are no hard rules here. Different bizapps may use different date formats. What you eventually end up with may depend on the environment you are working in but in my opinion using one of the formats from above is your best choice.

    Hope this helps.

    Pawel
    Friday, December 4, 2009 6:49 AM
    Moderator