Extending the Acord standard

Apr 29, 2009 at 5:26 PM

We are just getting started implementing the Acord P&C XML standard for several transactions.  During our mapping exercise from our existing P&C Administration system we have run into several areas where we have needs beyond what is provided by the standard.

What is the recommended way of extending the Acord standard?  I have been researching on this topic and have not come across any examples or discussions that seem to clearly address this question.

I have done some reading on the SPX without much clarity.  Is this the way the standard should be extended for "Service Provider Elements".  Are there examples that illustrate how this might be done?  Do we extend the schema directly?  Has any thought been given to this as it relates to the IVC?

Any thoughts or help on this topic would be appreciated!

Sep 16, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Extend in what way? ACORD schema provides placeholders for adding non-specified XML inside OLifEExtension elements. If you intend to interface with other vendors using OLifEExtension you should get a vendor code assigned.