The DTTN Standards Advisory Group has endorsed the XML canonical document structures for over 80 business documents commonly used in trade, logistics and finance, being developed by DTTNCo. These structures are important to facilitate interoperability amongst the trade, logistics and finance communities locally, with the Mainland and globally. The document structure standards define the "common" meanings of the information entities and their inter-relationship.
DTTN has adopted the UNCEFACT Core Component methodology in defining the document structure standards and has made reference to the Universal Business Language (UBL) which has implemented the Core Component methodology. The methodology focuses on defining a common set of information entities, named as Core Components, which are then used as the building blocks for document structure standards. Under this approach, the consistency and reusability of the Core Components are guaranteed.
While DTTN uses the DTTN standard document structures as the canonical format for the transformation between the sender and recipient formats, it is important to note that DTTN supports the use of international document standards (e.g. UN/EDIFACT, ANSI X.12, IATA CargoIMP) and end user specific formats (e.g. XML, MS Excel, CSV) by both the senders and recipients.
The DTTN Standards for XML canonical document structures that have been endorsed by the DTTN Standards Advisory Group for adoption by the DTTN community are listed below for download. In order to review the XML schemas an administration tool such as XMLSpy is required.
Download DTTN Standard Documents.