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Release of Playlist Version 1.1

The FIX Global Technical Committee (GTC) is proud to announce the update of Playlist to Version 1.1. If you are a FIX member, you can request access from the FIX Program Office. It can then be invoked either via its own URL or through the FIX website (“Playlist” in the dropdown menu “Tools” or from the Orchestra landing page). You have to be a FIX...

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EP270-272 added to FIX Latest

The FIX Global Technical Committee (GTC) announces the addition of new Extension Packs to the FIX Latest specification, the normative specification of the FIX Protocol. The artifacts for the individual Extension Packs described below are available here. This blog further describes changes to the various repository artifacts provided for Extension Packs. New Extension Packs EP270 Extension of BeginString(8) for FIX Latest This Extension...

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Log2Orchestra upgrade to Version 1.2

Log2Orchestra is one of the tools related to the FIX Orchestra Technical Standard. It supports the automatic creation of an Orchestra XML file by using FIX engine logfiles as input. It is intended to be the starting point for someone who wants to benefit from FIX Orchestra and use it to build the meta-data representation for one or more FIX interface(s)....

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Release of Playlist Version 1.0.1

The FIX Global Technical Committee (GTC) announces the availability of Playlist Version 1.0.1, fixing some errors detected in Version 1.0. If you are a FIX member, you can request access from the FIX Program Office. It can then be invoked either via its own URL or through the FIX website (“Playlist” in the dropdown menu “Tools” or from the Orchestra landing...

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Release of Playlist Version 1.0 for FIX Members

The FIX Global Technical Committee (GTC) is proud to announce the availability of Playlist Version 1.0. If you are a FIX member, you can request access from the FIX Program Office. It can then be invoked either via its own URL or through the FIX website (“Playlist” in the dropdown menu “Tools” or from the Orchestra landing page). You have to...

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Log2Orchestra upgrade to Version 1.1

The FIX Global Technical Committee (GTC) announces the availability of a new version of the Log2Orchestra utility. Log2Orchestra is the first in a series of tools related to the FIX Orchestra Technical Standard. It supports the automatic creation of an Orchestra XML file by using FIX engine logfiles as input. It is intended to be the starting point for someone who...

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Next Generation of FIXimate available

FIXimate stands for FIX Interactive Message and Tag Explorer and is the visualization tool for the FIX Repository, which contains the meta-data for the FIX application and session layer. Introduction FIXimate makes the FIX Repository easily accessible and serves as a quick reference to lookup information about FIX messages, components, fields and values. FIXimate has been available for many years...

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EP265-EP269 added to FIX Latest

The FIX Global Technical Committee (GTC) announces the addition of five new Extension Packs to the FIX Latest specification, the normative specification of the FIX application layer, since the last blog post in November 2020. The artefacts for the individual Extension Packs described below are available here. EP265 Previous Quote Identifier This Extension Pack is a follow up to EP253 Extensions for CAT/FIX Mapping. Some...

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Log2Orchestra available to FIX members

The FIX Global Technical Committee (GTC) is proud to announce the availability of Log2Orchestra. If you are a FIX member, you can request access from the FIX Program Office. It can then be invoked either via its own URL or through the FIX website (“Log2Orchestra” in the new dropdown menu “Tools” or from the Orchestra landing page). You have to be...

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Transition from FIX 5.0 SP2 to FIX Latest completed

The FIX Global Technical Committee (GTC) announces the successful transition of the FIX application layer from FIX 5.0 SP2 to FIX Latest. Extension Pack EP260 introduced an  application version identifier for FIX Latest by adding a new value 10="FIXLatest" (note that there is no space in the value) to ApplVerID(1128). FIX Latest is the term used to describe the latest version...

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EP259-EP264 added to FIX Latest

The FIX Global Technical Committee (GTC) announces the addition of six new Extension Packs to the FIX Latest specification, the normative specification of the FIX application layer. The artefacts for the individual Extension Packs described below are available here. New Extension Packs EP253 Extensions for CAT/FIX Mapping This extension pack has actually already been published but needed to be republished due to...

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FIX Session Protocol submitted to ISO

The FIX Global Technical Committee (GTC) is pleased to announce the submission of the FIX tagvalue encoding standard and the FIX session layer standard (including session testcases) to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for standardization. The submission has been made to the ISO/TC68/SC 9 subcommittee (Information exchange for financial services) as a Draft International Standard (DIS). ISO 3531 has been...

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