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General availability of UBL 2.1 OASIS Standard

New Committee Notes published

OASIS is pleased to announce the approval and publication of two OASIS Committee Notes by the members of the OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) TC. 

The first is a Committee Note describing the governance of the process to propose, accept and incorporate changes to the OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) 2 specifications.

There is also a Committee Note defining the possible mappings of IFTM components to the OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL) version 2.1.

For details see the Committee Published Supporting Materials page

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ChimpKey PDF to UBL Converter

ChimpKey is an extremely easy and cost effective way to convert your PDF Invoices, Purchase Orders, Credit Notes, DesAdv and many other business documents into fully complient UBL XML. It is a service where you simply email your PDF document to an automated server and within 30 seconds the PDF is converted to UBL and sent back to you.

 

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go2UBL

Purchase Orde location

 

In The NEtherlands UBL is growing. A lot of bookkeepingprograms are able to import UBL files. 

 

Now there is some disagreement about the location in the UBL file tag for the Purchase Ordernumber.

 

Who can give me right location (tag) for a purchase order in a UBL file? 

Video tutorials on Understanding the Universal Business Language

I have made available (via YouTube) a series of online video tutorials to assist in understanding UBL.

They are listed on the UBL Presentations page. 

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UN/CEFACT Plenary

Location: 
Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 
16 Feb 2015 - 17 Feb 2015
Event Type: 
Meeting

UN/CEFACT Forum

Location: 
Geneva, Switzerland
Date: 
20 Apr 2015 - 24 Apr 2015
Event Type: 
Meeting

CEN WS/BII Face-to-face

Location: 
Reykjavick, Iceland
Date: 
12 May 2015 - 14 May 2015
Event Type: 
Meeting

CEN WS/BII Face-to-face

Location: 
Istanbul, Turkey
Date: 
17 Feb 2015 - 19 Feb 2015
Event Type: 
Meeting

Crane Softwrights Ltd.: UBL NDR and schema generation tools

Crane has made publicly-available the tools that the UBL Schema Generation Task Group uses to create the UBL 2.1 artefacts.  Anyone can use these tools to create their own artefacts that conform to the Naming and Design Rules published by the committee.

This tool coverts one or more binary OpenOffice ODS files into a genericode file:

http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/resources/ubl/index.htm#ods2ublgc

This tool converts a genericode file into a set of XSD schemas:

http://www.CraneSoftwrights.com/resources/ubl/index.htm#gc2ublndr

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