Sent on behalf of Joe Rogers
Date: October 13, 2020
To: NAACCR ListServ Community
From: Joseph D. Rogers, M.S.
Team Lead: Informatics, Data Science, and Applications Team
Cancer Surveillance Branch
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, NCCDPHP, CDC
Subject: Release of CDC NPCR's Enhanced XMLExchange Plus
We are very pleased to announce that the enhanced XMLExchange Plus is now available! This version replaces the previous version available on the CDC NPCR Registry Plus website, and the web page has been updated.
XMLExchange Plus is a tool for reading and writing data exchange files formatted according to the NAACCR XML Data Exchange Standard.
Tasks performed by XMLExchange Plus include:
This enhanced version fixes an issue identified in the record layout for grouped data items and includes the following new features:
For more information about CDC NPCR's XMLExchange Plus, including system requirements and installation instructions, please visit our product website at the following location: https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/npcr/tools/registryplus/xml-exchange-plus.htm
The install contains a PDF version of the XMLExchange Plus Manual that can be accessed from the Help menu in the task bar. The install also contains the NAACCR XML base dictionary for the current version of the NAACCR XML Standard.
Central registries and other data collection entities with a need to create local user dictionaries are encouraged to download the application and to review the process to create user dictionaries. We also encourage central registries to review existing local data items to determine if reporting needs have changed, and to prepare user dictionaries if you have not done so already. As a reminder, a User Dictionary Clearinghouse is hosted on the NAACCR website to show examples of user dictionaries from other central registries and to provide the User Dictionary Sample Template that will help central registries gather information needed to define their own XML User Dictionary. Central registries with registry-specific data items are encouraged to fill out the Excel template and upload it to the XML Dictionary Submission Portal with a corresponding XML User Dictionary so that registry software vendors can get access to these required files to prepare customized software applications and to deploy their NAACCR v21 changes in a timely manner.
ALL issues or support questions should be sent directly to the Helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please share this information with other members of your team, as appropriate.
Joseph D. Rogers (Joe), MS
Team Lead: Informatics, Data Science, and Applications Team (IDSAT)
Cancer Surveillance Branch, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Chamblee Campus
4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop S107-4, Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
CHAM Bldg 107 Rm 4128
Office: 770-488-4701 | Mobile: 404-932-4428 | Email: JRogers@cdc.gov
Visit our website at: National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR): http://www.cdc.gov/cancer/npcr/