stands for the Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development, a global, nonprofit insurance standards association whose mission is to facilitate the development and use of data standards for the insurance, reinsurance, and related financial services industries. ACORD standards are used by hundreds of insurance and reinsurance companies, and by thousands of agents and brokers, related financial services organizations, software providers, and industry organizations worldwide.
DataDirect Technologies has published a new tutorial on how DataDirect XQuery Helps the Insurance Industry Deal with ACORD Standards; it provides several examples on how to leverage XQuery
in your efforts to adhere to and comply with ACORD standards. The ACORD examples cover the following topics:
Relational Insurance Model Using ACORD Standards
: This topic introduces the relational model that serves as the data repository for the XQuery examples. Take a look at it before proceeding to the examples to gain some insight into the different tables and their relationships.
XQuery Operation Examples for an ACORD Insurance Application
: Each example in this section is devoted to a particular aspect of the ACORD insurance application we built using Data Direct XQuery. You can find a .zip file of all of the sample Java, XQuery, and XML files referenced in this example here.
Using DataDirect XQuery to Bind External Variables to Dynamic Values
: DataDirect XQuery implements the XQJ
(XQuery for Java) interface. Learn how easy it is to use DataDirect XQuery to bind external XQuery variables to dynamic values.
Comparing Solutions Using DataDirect XQuery versus SQL and XML DOM
: You can implement the same tasks described in these pages writing traditional Java code that executes SQL queries over JDBC and that fetches/create XML documents through XML DOM interfaces. But once you read this page, you probably won't want to bother — we think you'll agree that DataDirect XQuery presents a pretty compelling solution for all types of operations for relational, EDI, and other legacy data formats, one that is more scalable and offers easier development and maintenance than more "traditional" approaches.
Installing and Running DataDirect XQuery ACORD Examples
: We have made it easy for you to download, install, and run the examples presented in these pages. Both DataDirect XQuery documents and relational database scripts are available in a single .zip file.