XML Data Exchange Standard

XML Data Exchange Standard

Data Exchange Standard

The NAACCR XML standard defines a data exchange format where NAACCR Standards Data Standards & Data Dictionary (formerly Volume II) data items are encoded in XML elements.


Writing/Reading NAACCR XML Files using SAS

A program to assist the NAACCR community in reading and writing NAACCR XML files using SAS is available here.

Questions, comments, concerns? See the NAACCR XML Standard Forum.

Custom User Dictionaries have their own dedicated web page: https://staging.naaccr.org/xml-user-dictionary/

The XML Exchange Plus software allows you to:

  • Run EDITS on NAACCR XML files and generate GenEDITS style reports
  • Manage NAACCR User Dictionaries
  • Convert fixed-width NAACCR files to NAACCR XML


The File*Pro software allows you to:

  • Create and maintain user-defined dictionaries.
  • Visualize large NAACCR XML data files.
  • Apply coding rules and re-recreate NAACCR XML data files.
  • Convert NAACCR XML data files to fixed-width or CSV formats.
  • Create an SQL database from a NAACCR XML data file.

The GitHub project will allow you to access:

  • a graphical tool for converting fixed-width NAACCR files to XML
  • a Java library for reading and writing NAACCR XML

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