User Defined Fields
The table below summarizes currently used custom fields.
At this time the available tag numbers in the user defined range of 5000 to 9999 have all been allocated. In December 2009 the Global Technical Committee Governance Board approved the use of tag numbers in the 20000 to 39999 range for use as user defined tags to be used bilaterally between parties. These tags do not need to be registered. The Global Technical Committee (GTC) Governance Board recommends that fields/tags and enumeration values from later versions of FIX which meets the business or implementation of FIX be retro-fitted into the implementation.
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User defined fields in the range 8000-8499 are reserved for the FIX Global Technical Committee for the support of regulatory requirements in supported legacy versions of FIX. User defined fields in the range 8500-8999 are currently reserved for work-in-progress in China.
The Global Technical Committee’s policy with regards to user defined fields is for the community, where possible, to use tags, components or repeating groups from the latest Extension Pack in their legacy FIX implementation when these meet the requirements, as opposed to customised extensions through user defined fields, components repeating groups.