Customisation by Restriction

Posted on: November 4, 2019 | Last Update on: June 29, 2020



One of our most widely adopted premium tools (for members) is our Customisation by Restriction framework. This gives you the tools to manage your subset of requirements, whilst still accessing the comprehensive data model that has been collaboratively developed over decades - a huge time and cost saver. Compatible with all recent LIXI2 standards.

2021 Update: Low-Code Schema Customisation

Give your non-technical Business Analysts a low-code method to customise the schema used for LIXI2 APIs. Our Schema Customiser Application is now available for members and licensees to preview as a beta release. This application complements LIXI's Customisation By Restriction framework by providing an easy way to create a new set of instructions or edit existing ones - allowing you to automate more of your software development processes.

Can't see the forest for the trees?

With 20 years of collaboration, LIXI2 is extremely comprehensive - over 700 elements and over 3000 attributes enables a range of very complex scenarios.

This framework makes it simple to benefit from the decades of collaboration in developing the standards without getting overwhelmed by complexity.

Automation, from the ground up.

This framework keeps you in sync with the latest standards, without a huge amount of manual rework.

Built using world-class automation components, you can plug this into your development pipeline and be immediately ready to adopt new versions of our standards with a minimum amount of effort!

Fine-tune your data model

  • eliminate entire sections or single attributes
  • make optional elements or attributes mandatory
  • replace strings with regular expressions or enumerations
  • apply min or max values to numbers
  • customise the documentation

Trim the data model down to size

Hide complexity you don't need ... until you need it! Like trimming a tree, you can remove parts of the schema you don't need for a specific data message.

Don't do equipment finance? Just eliminate it completely from your schema, whilst remaining LIXI compliant.

Built for APIs by APIs

This is the perfect framework for you to manage a suite of schemas to use for a variety of API interactions. To make it easy, this is available through the use of APIs.

Want to learn more?

You can get started with our excellent blog post (available here). If you have any problems, talk to the LIXI team, and we can have you up and running in no time!

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Written by:
Shane Rigby, LIXI Limited CEO
Updated: June 29, 2020