Release of CDC NPCR's XMLExchange Plus re-written in Microsoft .NET Framework

  • 1.  Release of CDC NPCR's XMLExchange Plus re-written in Microsoft .NET Framework

    Posted 04-28-2020 17:47

    Sent on behalf of Joe Rogers


    Date:             April 28, 2020


    To:                 NAACCR List Serv 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 XMLExchange Plus re-written in Microsoft .NET Framework


    We are very pleased to announce that the revised 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 Implementation Guide.

    Tasks performed by XMLExchange Plus include:

    • Create User Dictionaries/Dictionary Maintenance. This module is intended to help users who are not XML experts produce valid NAACCR XML dictionaries. This audience includes metafile administrators who may be asked to define a user dictionary based upon customized data items collected by their registry.
    • Convert. This module converts data files from the flat-buffer format to NAACCR XML format, from NAACCR XML format to flat-buffer format and from NAACCR XML format to delimited.
    • Run EDITS. This module runs EDITS against a NAACCR XML data file and creates a GenEDITS-style report (detail and summary).

    An enhanced version is planned for Summer 2020 and will include the following features:

    • Validation
    • Viewer Capability
    • Filter Capability by Criteria
    • Updating Data in NAACCR XML Files

    For more information about CDC NPCR's XMLExchange Plus, including system requirements and installation instructions, please visit our product website at the following location:

    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 begin identifying new local data items to consider for NAACCR v21 implementation.  It is requested that customized user dictionaries including all local data items be provided to vendors by September 15, 2020. This will help vendors prepare customized files and software applications and reduce the chance of delay for deployment of v21 software.


    ALL issues or support questions should be sent directly to the Helpdesk at


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    Thank you,




    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

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