Developer ILCD data format

This page provides a list of format specifications, for all types of XML files allowed in ILCD, for each type is provided an exhaustive list of fields allowed, order and type of content (e.g. text, numerical values, entries from enumerative list etc.). It provides also an indication of the level of recommendation (mandatory, recommended, optional) for each field, referred to the ILCD Entry-Level Scheme, for a detailed list of mandatory information and fields for the PEF/OEF scheme, see the EF data guide.

Format documentation

Browse the format documentation online:

All the previous documents can be download here as a single ZIP file.

Software Developer Kit (SDK)

Download the ILCD Data Format SDK (ZIP):

NEW Download the extended-ILCD (eILCD) Data Format SDK (ZIP). A further data set type, the life cycle model data set, has been added in order to allow representing entire models consisting of ILCD process data sets. The SDK includes sample data for the different XML types, schemas, stylesheets, license and other documentation.

Download the eILCD Data Format SDK (ZIP)

Download the ILCD Data Format SDK (ZIP): it includes sample data for the different XML types, schemas, stylesheets, licenses and other documentation.

Download the ILCD Data Format SDK (ZIP)

Common Dataset Type (XML schema definition), in line with the format adaptation occurred in EF. This file is temporarily available to allow the import of EF package, in case that the import functionality of the software requires it. A new SDK zip will be released when the Extended ILCD (eILCD) format will be released.

Download the XSD file Common Data Types for EF (ZIP)