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FIX employs a process of Extension Packs to add new functionality to the FIX standard. FIX Trading Community has released more than 200 EPs Extension Packs for the FIX 5.0 Service Pack 2 standard.

Here you can see all EPs Extension Packs with a short description of changes and the purpose of creation.

To be on the same page with the global community we promptly add the latest published EPs published Extension Packs into FIXEdge dictionaries and notify clients about it within release notes.

Usage of dictionaries


with Extension Packs in FIXEdge

Please follow the instruction below to use the updated dictionaries with extension packs with Extension Packs in FIXEdge configuration:

  1. Files with the new FIX 5.0 dictionaries with EPs with Extension Packs are fixdict11ep.xml (session level) and fixdic50sp2ep.xml (application level). They are located in the conf folder along with other dictionaries.
  2. Rename fixdict11ep.xml to fixdict11.xml, open xml file andchange id from FIXT11EP to FIXT11.
  3. Rename fixdic50sp2ep.xml to fixdic50sp2.xml, open xml file andchange id from FIX50SP2EP to FIX50SP2.
  4. Add changed files into your FIXEdge conf folder to replace the old dictionary files.
  5. To create a session that will use these dictionaries, specify the Version parameter in the file in the conf folder

    Code Block
    FixLayer.FixEngine.Session.[Session_name].Version = FIXT11:FIX50SP2
  6. Restart FIXEdge to apply changes.



Please, note that the algorithm described above can be used if you have FIX 5.0 SP2 EP SP2 with Extension Packs sessions and do not have FIX 5.0 SP2 without Extension Packs sessions.

Otherwise, FIX 5.0 SP2 without Extension Packs sessions will use FIX 5.0 SP2 EP dictionarySP2 with Extension Packs dictionary.

Usage of dictionaries with and without extension packs in FIXEdge

Please follow the instruction below to use both FIX 5.0 SP2 and without Extension Packs and FIX 5.0 SP2 EP dictionaries SP2 with Extension Packs dictionaries in FIXEdge configuration: