LIXI2 Sample Message Repository

LIXI2 Sample Message Repository

Posted on: August 28, 2020 | Last Updated on January 21, 2021

Our LIXI2 collaborative sample repository in LIXILab is now available to members – this will continue to grow and become a comprehensive source of sample messages for regression, conformance, and interoperability testing.

It already contains a range of sample messages that are useful for tutorials and for use in our LIXI2 XML Viewer & Editor. We are currently working to collate additional samples to cover a comprehensive array of use cases, including the full suite of initial submissions and responses, along with demonstrations of backchannel messages and account variations.

We would like to invite LIXI members to contribute to this repository and to submit sample messages to LIXI to expand the sample set. We have tools to enable you to anonymise the data in the sample so you don't need to spend a great deal of time removing identifying data - get in touch today if you'd like to participate.

Getting Started

This new project is hosted in LIXILab, and the project documentation is available here. LIXILab is the home of the sample repository for the LIXI data standards. Access is available to all employees of organisations that are members of LIXI (the list of LIXI Members is available here). If you are an employee of a member organisation and would like access, please fill in this form.

Recent Updates & Branches

These samples are regularly updated with examples that illustrate the new elements and attributes added in each and every release. Prior to the release we work on the upcoming-release branch (available here), and on release day they are made available on the master branch (available here) in the LIXI2 Sample Repository. Samples are available for CAL, CNZ, CDA, DAS, SVC, LMI, VAL, ACC, & AFD.

Example Usage

We use this sample repository as an integral part of our Continuous Integration process in updating our standards. You might have a process that requires automatically validating a library of messages for regression testing. We demonstrate this using the LIXI2 Sample Repository on a blog post about How to Automatically Validate a Library of Sample Messages.

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Written by:
Shane Rigby, LIXI Limited CEO
First Published: August 28, 2020 | Last Updated on January 21, 2021