You can use Nordea's XML testing tool for checking the formal and, to some extent, logical correctness of the structure of the messages formed by your software.
The tool is easy to use, and you get a reply right away. No data on the message is stored in Nordea's systems. The tool uses the Java Web Start application, so you will need at least version 1.5 of the Java Runtime module.
By using the tool you can test
|Payment messages sent to Nordea Bank Finland's file transfer
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- SEPA payments in the EU/EEA area
- Urgent payment to a Finnish bank
- Salary or pension to a Finnish bank
- Cross-border payments
The logical checks of a message are made in accordance with the processing rules that are used in the reception of the message in file transfer and in forming payments for the payment-processing systems.
However, the checks in the testing tools do not always fully conform with production, so using the testing tool does not guarantee that the file suits production in all situations.
The correctness of customer agreements, such as the service ID or accounts, cannot be checked, and dates cannot be compared with the calendar used by the payment application.
Use of the testing tool
This tool is intended for verifying the formal and structural correctness of a message. Its use is free and it does not include user guidance or support.
Before you start using the new feature of your software, the files formed in your system must be sent to the testing services of Nordea's file transfer. See the instructions on the XML testing tab.
Check the message
- Select the type of the payment to be tested from the dropdown menu.
- Select the XML file to be checked from your own files with the Browse button.
- You will get the result of the check on your screen by pressing the Validate button.
The summary of the check results shows the number of XML errors under XML errors and the number of errors based on the processing rules under Business rule errors.
You can view the file either as a text file or as a tree structure. When you click the error, you will be taken to the faulty element.