Since XML has proved itself as a worldwide standard, XML format is fully supported by SOClass. SOClass offers ways to export an existing instance of an e-document to XML format or to import an XML file into a new e-document. XML import allows users to reuse data stored in XML files in the SOClass application without having to manually enter it again. XML export allows users to share the information stored in an e-document with users that do not have the SOClass application installed.
There are two types of translating an e-document from/to an XML file: one is predefined by the system (kernel import/export) and another can be implemented by the developer of the application. The kernel import/export will import or export all data elements of a given document, while the developer-specified import/export will only affect specified data elements.
The SOClass application developer also has the possibility to specify an export of data elements in XML format to the clipboard.