HOW-TO Use our library
All Swift MX messages are identified by a code id and a name. The code id looks like
FIToFICstmrCdtTrf and is located in the
.xsd file describing the XML schema of the current message. The name of the message is more descriptive and looks like
FIToFICustomerCreditTransfer. Both the name and the code id of the message are available in the Swift MX messages catalogue.
For every Swift MX message there is an equivalent class. The name of the class is identical to the name of the message. For example the name of the class for the message named
There are three steps the user must follow in order to build a new Swift MX message:
- Initialize the class corresponding to the message.
- Add data to the class.
- Validate the message.
Initialize the class corresponding to the message
The initialization of the class is as simple as initializing any class in Java. For the example message we are using here (
CustomerCreditTransferInitiation) the initialization would be
Message message = new CustomerCreditTransferInitiation();
The above command will initialize a class for this message named
CustomerCreditTransferInitiation which is initially empty.
Parsing a file
Message message = new CustomerCreditTransferInitiation(); message.parseAndValidate(new File("/path/to/pain.001.001.03.xml"));
Add data to the class
The next step is to add data to the new message. In order to add some data to the message, user must know which element in the message tree he wants to add. The element he wants to add is identified by an XML path. The value of the element user wants to add may be a
Boolean or a complex type that is described in the SWIFT MX type catalog.
So to enter some data into the message, user must call the following method of the previously instantiated object
Where the path argument is a
String identifying the element to add and the value argument is an
User can also work with the XSD defined classes that represent a tag. e.g.
Validate the message
After building a Swift MX message using the appropriate class, user may want to validate this message. Of course validation is not mandatory but is the only way to prove that the message is correct. Validation is performed by calling the
validate() method and internally is a two step process:
- Validation against the schema of the message in order to ensure that the message is a well formed instance of it.
- Validation against any Validation Rule as described for that message by the SEPA rules.
To perform those two levels of validation user must call the following method:
ValidationErrorList errorList = message.validate();
validate() method performs two level validation on the message and returns an
ArrayList containing the validation errors that may occur. Each error is contained in the
ArrayList as a
ValidationError object describing the error.
Working with the demo
Our demo distribution comes with support for parsing/building/validating
pacs.002 messages. You can use our demo and see how our library works. The same code (with the equivalent classes and methods) is used for the other messages too.
The demo web application showcases some of the functionalities of our MX libraries.
Paste or build your own message or select one of the predefines. The demo application lets you:
- parse text to message objects
- validate messages and see validation errors
- generate a sample PDF report