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To exchange electronic documents both the counterparties and the repository use a single message format - FpML. The Format Converter form is used to convert messages in a bulk-format (see Bulk conversion of orders)to the FpML format.

To convert a message you must:

  1. select conversion mode from the dropdown list (Fig. 1). 

    Fig. 1 – select mode
    If the field is filled in correctly, the input area is highlighted in blue, if incorrectly – in red (Fig. 2).

    Fig. 2 – color indicator of the Party ID field

  2. click Browse. This will open a file selection window;
  3.  select the necessary file (or several) and click Open. The selected file will be displayed in the main form. To change the file, click Browse.
  4. click Convert 

During conversion the original and converted document are checked for format compliance and the correctness of data filled in. After the check the Results form will open. 

Fig. 3 shows an example of a successful file conversion. 


Fig. 3 – successful result of file conversion

After successful convertation of a file you can the converted file can either be viewed in a print form by clicking on the  button, or can be transformed into a draft by clicking on the  button

 In case of errors, the file will not be converted and the form will display an informational message (Fig. 4), containing the following data:


Fig. 4 – error converting files

  • message type (error/warning) – indicates whether the message contains information about errors or omissions worth paying attention to;
  • category – shows on what stage of validation the error occurred: the original document checkup stage (pre-validation), file checkup during conversion (in the course) or the checkup of the converted document (post-validation);
  • text – summary of error.

The converted file can be downloaded to your computer by clicking on the button , to return to the Message conversion form, click .