While you work on FIX Protocol you need a handy FIX Data dictionaries or what we called fixionary in orderto refer for exact details related to particular message type, particular fix tag and what does a particularvalue of tag means. WithoutFIX data dictionary or fix wiki it’s very hard to work especially when you are dealing withdifferent fix protocol versions like FIX 4.0, FIX 4.1, FIX 4.2 and FIX 4.4. In this FIX Protocol articlewe will explore some of free available fixionaries or fix protocol reference guides. FIX data dictionary is amust have development tool for FIX protocol developers.
Fiximate is an online FIX reference application provided by fixprotocol.org. I found Fiximate quite easy touse and there description of fix message types, fix tags and other fix protocol related stuff quite helpful.Currently Fiximate is running with version 3.0 and supports FIX.4.0, FIX.4.1, FIX.4.2, FIX.4.3, FIX.4.4, FIX.5.0 and FIX.5.0.SP1 and SP2. You can search here by fix message type, by fix tag number or by tag name. You caneven use regular expression while searching. It also has section on various abbreviation used in fix protocol,fix data type and fix fields and component.
Fixionary is another fix protocol data dictionary which you can download on your machine. Fixionary is one ofthe oldest fix data dictionaries available and has good description of all fix protocol information includingfix messages, fix tags and fix concepts. There description of fix session and admin message is also very goodin order to understand fix protocol concepts.
Transact tool also provide online fix reference guide. Which you can use to refer for getting details onany fix message, fix tag etc. transactool is also a leading provider of commercial fix engines along withNYFIX whose Appia fix engine is one of the most popular commercial fix engines on industry.
Fixopaedia is a fix data dictionary from btobits another commercial fix engine vendor. Fixopadedia is available online and you can access it with the link provided here. This fix data dictionary supports almost all versionof fix protocol include fix.4.2, fix.44, FIX 5.0 SP1 AND fix5.0sp. Fixopaedia also has nice documentation aroundcomponent block, message names, message types, field name and field types. Btobits also provides some nextgeneration fix protocol tools which helps in development and fix protocol certification.
This is another online fix data dictionary, my personal favorite because of nice site layout and quality information related to fix messages and tags. You can browse FIX Dictionary by FIX Protocol version, by MsgType,and by Tag number and tag Name. This fix data dictionary not only serves as online fix reference but alsoa good fix protocol tutorial for beginners and advanced developers.
That's all on this fix data dictionary article. These are great free resource available online on FIX protocol andmake sure you use it properly.
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