The Chemical Industry Data Exchange (CIDX) has announced a public release of new business-transaction DTDs supporting the chemical marketplaces and service providers. Chem eStandards are "uniform standards of data exchange developed specifically for the buying, selling and delivery of chemicals; they are based on the 'gold standard' for electronic data exchange, Extensible Mark-Up Language (XML). Chem eStandards are open, platform-independent, uniform and available free of charge." The new version 2.0.2 sub-release "provides upgrades to the existing 47 business transactions first published as version 2.0 on March 1, 2001 and incorporates over 150 requests for functional enhancements made by chemical industry implementers. Seven new business transactions will be made available to CIDX member companies for pilot testing in November. The new transactions developed include: certificate of analysis, report of testing results, invoice response, shipment status request, shipment instructions, price and availability request, and price and availability response. The next major release of the Chem eStandards is planned for the spring. Version 3.0 will upgrade all of the documentation from version 2.0, supporting the 54 business transactions that will exist at that time. This major release may also introduce support for XML Schemas as well as Document Type Definitions (DTDs). In general, CIDX will publish major releases in which supporting documentation is provided annually, with the potential for semi-annual publication if there is an industry need to do so."
The CIDX Chem eStandards Version 2.02 DTD files include: ReplenishmentProposalResponseV202.dtd; CustomerSpecificCatalogUpdateV202.dtd; DeliveryReceiptV202.dtd; DeliveryReceiptResponseV202.dtd; DemandForecastV202.dtd; DemandForecastResponseV202.dtd; DemandPlanV202.dtd; DemandPlanResponseV202.dtd; FreightBillV202.dtd; InventoryActualUsageV202.dtd; InventoryActualUsageResponseV202.dtd; InvoiceV202.dtd; LoadTenderMotorV202.dtd; LoadTenderOceanV202.dtd; LoadTenderRailV202.dtd; LoadTenderResponseV202.dtd; OrderCancelV202.dtd; OrderCancelResponseV202.dtd; OrderChangeV202.dtd; OrderCreateV202.dtd; OrderResponseV202.dtd; OrderStatusRequestV202.dtd; OrderStatusResponseV202.dtd; PaymentV202.dtd; PaymentDetailV202.dtd; PaymentResponseV202.dtd; PostingAcceptV202.dtd; PostingAcceptResponseV202.dtd; PostingCancelV202.dtd; PostingCancelResponseV202.dtd; PostingChangeV202.dtd; PostingCreateV202.dtd; PostingResponseV202.dtd; PostingStatusRequestV202.dtd; PostingStatusResponseV202.dtd; ProductCatalogUpdateV202.dtd; QualificationRequestV202.dtd; QualificationResponseV202.dtd; ReplenishmentProposalCancelV202.dtd; ReplenishmentProposalChangeV202.dtd; ReplenishmentProposalRequestV202.dtd; CarrierWeightsV202.dtd; RequestForQuoteV202.dtd; ShipmentStatusV202.dtd; ShipNoticeV202.dtd; SupplyPlanV202.dtd; SupplyPlanResponseV202.dtd.
- Announcement 2001-10-01: "CIDX Releases Chem eStandards Version 2.0.2." [source]
- Chem eStandards XML DTDs v2.0.2. Zip file containing all 47 DTDs. [cache]
- "BizTalk Server 2000 CIDX Software Development Kit Supports XML/RosettaNet Chemical Industry Protocols."
- "XML-Based 'Chem eStandard' for the Chemical Industry" - Main reference page.