How to use CME simple binary encoding - binary-data

Hi I'm looking for an example on how to use the CME Simple Binary Encoding. Is it as simple as generating decoders using the SBETool?

Yes it is. SBE defines the wire format. SBETool will generate codecs to encode/decode to this format.
There are examples in the github repository:


IBM Integration Bus and xsd:anyType

I'm working with IIB v9 mxsd message definitions. I'd like to define one of the XML elements to be of type xsd:anyType. However, in the list of types I can choose from, only anySimpleType and anyUri are possible (besides all other types like string, integer, etc.).
How can I get around this limitation?
The XMLNSC parser supports the entire XML Schema specification, including xs:any and xs:anyType. In IIBv9 you should create a Library and import your xsds into it. Link your Application to the Library and the XMLNSC parser will find and use the model. You do not need to specify the name of the Library in the node properties; the XSD model will be automatically available to the entire application.
You do not need to use a message set at all in IIBv9 and later versions.
The mxsd file format is used only by the MRM (not DFDL) parser.
You shouldn't use an MXSD to model your XML data, use a normal XSD.
MXSD is for modelling data for the DFDL parser, but you should use the XMLNSC parser for XML messages and define them in XSDs, in which you can use anyType.
As far as I know DFDL doesn't support anyType.

Different coders for the same class in dataflow job

I'm trying to use different coders for the same class for two different scenarios:
Reading from JSON input files - using data = TextIO.Read.from(options.getInput()).withCoder(new Coder1())
Elsewhere in the job I want the class to be persisted using SerializableCoder using data.setCoder(SerializableCoder.of(MyClass.class)
It works locally, but fails when run in the cloud with
Caused by: invalid stream header: 7B227365.
Is it a supported scenario? The reason to do this in the first place is to avoid read/write of JSON format, and on the other hand make reading from input files more efficient (UTF-8 parsing is part of the JSON reader, so it can read from InputStream directly)
Coder1 is my coder.
The other coder is a SerializableCoder.of(MyClass.class)
How does the system choose which coder to use? The two formats are binary incompatible, and it looks like due to some optimization, the second coder is used for data format which can only be read by the first coder.
Yes, using two different coders like that should work. (With the caveat that the coder in #2 will only be used if the system choses to persist 'data' instead of optimizing it into surround computations.)
Are you using your own Coders or ones provided by the Dataflow SDK? Quick caveat on TextIO -- because it uses newlines to encode element boundaries, you'll get into trouble if you use a coder that produces encoded values containing something that can be mistaken for a newline. You really should only use textual encodings within TextIO. We're hoping to make that clearer in the future.

Specification for vda formats

I'm student and I have to make project which include EDI converter (mine of course). To be honest I have to use ODETTE format and VDA. Does anybody know where I can find any specification for this formats?
Any help would be great !:)
ODETTE is edifact. see
all UN edifact messagges are there.
they have versions (like D 96A etc); so you have to be beware of the version of the message you use.
VDA is used in German automitive.
This is their website:
look eg at
They have more than one format: edifact, csv, fixed elngth records.
Yes, you can build your own translator.
Take a look at Bots open source edi translator (,
you might get some idea's ;-))

how to read data from dat file?

how to read data from .dat files ?
i just tried like this memo1.lines.loadfromfile('c:\myfile.dat'); but not worked
Note : File type is binary
can any one please help me :)
#radick to show the contents of an binary file in a memo control you must encode o convert the data to valid ASCII characters, to turn it all into text. because you can not load something that is not text into a text control.
you can find a very nice sample from Peter Below in this link.
read a binary file and display the byte values as ASCII?
Use the TStream descendants from the VCL Classes unit to read binary files.
There are plenty Delphi TStream reading binary files examples you can find using Google.
You might look at this post as they seem to be discussing this very thing.

What's the best way to programmatically output a file in the format of a Word document in Ruby?

I need to output a file in the format of a Word document from a Ruby-based web app (Rails/Sinatra) based on some textual content in the app. Is there library support in Ruby for creating and structuring a Word document?
Take a look at WordML, the XML format for Word files.
John Durant's blog has a useful list of WordML and FAQ resources
Walkthrough: Word 2007 XML Format
Useful tool for creating XSLT transforms: Office 2003 Tool: WordprocessingML Transform Inference Tool
These SO posts might also be of interest:
Creating Word or XML document with VBA
Generating WordML Reports Using Templates and XPath using ASP.Net
Convert XHTML to Word ML
XML to WordML using XSLT 1.0 - replace html tags within xml content with wordML formatting tags
How can I convert convert docx or wordml xml files to xsl-fo?
You don't specify what "a Word document" means exactly. Is it a Word 2003-style doc file? Is it a Word 2007 docx file? Is it just something Word can open than supports styling?
If the latter is what you want, you could use RTF, which is somewhat easier than the doc format. There is a library called Ruby RTF that should do what you want, though I've honestly never used it myself.
Would it be easier to generate a Word 2003 document: Is there an easier to understand file format for a basic Word 2003 .doc that doesn't require a PhD in XML, etc?