Convert Excel 2007 XML to OASIS code lists

Working with Genericode

From the developerWorks archives

Betty Harvey

Date archived: December 6, 2016 | First published: January 11, 2011

Genericode—an OASIS specification—is an XML vocabulary for encoding code lists or authority lists in XML. These lists are usually developed and maintained by business users who are familiar with Microsoft® Office solutions but are not proficient in XML technologies. In this article, gain insight into using Microsoft Office Excel® 2007 spreadsheets to create and maintain code lists, then use XSLT to convert the spreadsheets to compliant Genericode that applications such as online forms can easily consume.

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