Welcome to UBL.XML.org.

This is the official community gathering place and information resource for the OASIS UBL (ISO/IEC 19845) International Standard. UBL defines a royalty-free library of standard electronic XML business documents such as purchase orders and invoices.

This is a community-driven site, and the public is encouraged to contribute content. Find the appropriate area to contribute to by hovering your pointer over the site area titles listed in orange banner above. This will briefly reveal the area description in a small pop-up box. For more detail, please see our policies and descriptions regarding posting content to certain areas.

In order to receive email notifications of posts to this site, please click top-right on your username next to "Logged in as:", or bottom-right "My account", in order to get to your account page. Go to the "Subscriptions" tab and you'll see 5 different sub-areas. The "categories" and "content types" sub-areas have a number of check-boxes. Click on any or all and then save your selection in order to receive an email notification of a new post in that area of this web site.

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

e-SENS face-to-face

Location: 
Copenhagen, Denmark
Date: 
14 Jan 2015 - 16 Jan 2015
Event Type: 
Meeting

UBL 2.1 Enterprise Architect (Sparx) Data Model

For use with Sparx Enterprise Architect modeling tool. This is the source data model from which the UML diagrams included in the UBL 2.1 Unified Modeling Language (UML) Alternative Representation Version 1.0 (http://docs.oasis-open.org/ubl/UBL-2.1-UML/v1.0/UBL-2.1-UML-v1.0.html) were generated. 

The UBL TC thanks Sparx Systems for its contribution of Enterprise Architect licenses for use in developing UML content models.

ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 32 Working group and plenary meetings

Location: 
Glasgow, Scotland
Date: 
18 May 2015 - 22 May 2015
Event Type: 
Conference

Open Standards for ICT Procurement

Location: 
Brussels, Belgium
Date: 
3 Dec 2014
Event Type: 
Conference

Crane Softwrights Ltd.: free UBL Skeleton creation online web service

Here is a tool with which one can initiate the creation of a UBL document by synthesizing the element structure of a document.  Using checkboxes one indicates which elements they need in the document, then they serialize the syntax on the web page, then they copy and paste that syntax into their favourite XML editor to finish it off.  What is created is not schema valid, but it provides an easy way to get started!  And once the software and the (large!) data model is loaded into your browser, there is no interaction with the server and at no time is there any user data transmitted to or sto

OASIS UBL 2.1 now a European referable standard

Commission Implementing Decision of 31 October 2014 on the identification of Universal Business Language version 2.1 for referencing in public procurement

Article 1 (Decision)

Universal Business Language version 2.1 developed by the Organization
for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards is eligible for
referencing in public procurement.

Australian Business Software Industry Association

Location: 
Sydney, Australia
Date: 
27 Nov 2014
Event Type: 
Conference

UBL International 2014

Location: 
Stockholm, Sweden
Date: 
2 Dec 2014
Event Type: 
Conference

UBL 2.1 Video Guides to Navigation

UBL Technical Committee co-chair Tim McGrath is creating videos guiding viewers on the navigation of the UBL 2.1 specifications.

The first one is now ready to watch:

Video guide to navigating the UBL 2.1 specifications.

XML.org Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
OASIS sites: OASIS | Cover Pages | XML.org | AMQP | CGM Open | eGov | Emergency | IDtrust | LegalXML | Open CSA | OSLC | WS-I