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Ubler (by Enric Staromiejski Torregrosa)

Tool for generating W3C schemes and Java code from the data model spreadsheets based on UBL 2.0. (Generador de esquemas y código Java a partir de modelos de datos estructurados en hojas de cálculo que cumplan la especificación UBL-2.0 y sus Reglas de Denominación y Diseño).


Originally submitted on UBL Support SC [2007.10.01]

JAVEST: UBL Swinger 1.1 CE (Community Edition)

UBL Swinger 1.1 CE - Preview

UBL Swinger is a generic UBL instance editor that can create a UBL document instance within minutes. UBL Swinger is also a good reader thanks to its dynamic loading, designed for use with large documents. A special hierarchical view allows the user focus on a precise branch of even a complex UBL document.

The editor can support any collection of UBL Schemas (WXS based) by adding a new XML Catalog to its Workspace.

Crane Softwrights Ltd.: UBL, XPath, and code list resources

Crane Softwrights Ltd. periodically publishes new and revised free developer resources related to the Universal Business Language specifications and the genericode code list specifications. A partial list includes:

SC 34 Plenary

Seattle, WA, USA
13 Sep 2009 - 17 Sep 2009
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SC 34 Plenary

23 Mar 2009 - 27 Mar 2009
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SC 34 Plenary

Jeju Island, Korea
28 Sep 2008 - 1 Oct 2008
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First UBL/NES Invoice exchanged in Iceland (June 2007)

The Icelandic State Accounting Office has received it's first invoice according to the NES profile 4 format.


OASIS UBL Adoption Subcommittee launches new web site

The newly formed Adoption Subcommittee has launched a new service for support of UBL implementtions.

The UBL.XML.org website is an OASIS Focus Area established to provide a forum for those implementing UBL to share ideas, find resources and promote good practices.


Public Review Draft for OASIS UBL 2.0 Errata Document

OASIS announced a 15-day review period for the specification "UBL 2.0 Errata 01, Public Review Draft 01," ending 2008-05-08. The UBL 2.0 Update Package provides UBL 2.0 users with an upgrade to the December 2006 UBL 2.0 release.


UBL Features


  • Royalty-free library of standard XML electronic business documents.
  • Designed in an open and accountable standards process.
  • Plugs directly into existing business, legal, auditing, and records management practices with minimum disruption.
  • International effort, not specific to just one country or industry.
  • Eliminates re-keying of data in existing fax- and paper-based supply chains.
  • Maintains close alignment with existing EDI systems.
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