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How to Verify Your EFILE with an XML Validating Parser

  
  
  
  
  
  

You're almost at the finish line! Efile in AccpacYou finally managed to get the efile to generate and you’ve got your .XML file ready. See our previous blogs, Step by Step Efile Guidelines for Sage 300 ERP (Accpac) and Most Common Errors when generating Efile from Sage 300 (Accpac)  However, before submitting the file, CRA recommends that you verify it with an XML validating parser.  How do I do that? Here’s some basic links and information to get you through this technical maze!

List of Parsers, provided by the CRA, that work with CRA file:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/esrvc-srvce/rf/mgmd/vldtng-eng.html

Download CRA Schema from here

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/esrvc-srvce/rf/mgmd/dnwldschm-eng.html

Validating your file: Some info from CRA:

http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/esrvc-srvce/rf/mgmd/vldtng-fl-eng.html

As to running the parser on the XML file - here are some basic tips:

1)      Download and install Parser.

2)      Download CRA schema and extract.   Move the .XML file generated from Sage Accpac into the same directory as the CRA schema.  You want all the .XSD files from CRA and the .XML file from Accpac in the same place.

3)      Open the Accpac XML file using the XML Parser.

4)      If everything is in the right place, you shouldn’t see any errors and you should see a statement declaring that this is a valid file.

5)      If errors are displayed, make any required corrections in your accpac data and then re-generate the XML file, and parse again.

6)      Once file is valid - upload XML file to the CRA using your web access codes.

That’s it! Congratulations – you’ve done it!  … or maybe not?  If you want some more assistance, please give Plus Computer Solutions a call – 604-420-1099 or email help@plus.ca to log a tech case, and our support department will be glad to work through this with you.

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Comments

Just tried to go to the first web sitewww.cra-arc.gc.ca/esrvc-srvce/rf/mgmd/vidtng-eng.html, and it is no longer available, do you know if is is somewhere else on CRA web site.
Posted @ Monday, October 07, 2013 9:12 AM by Tim Lariviere
Hi Tim! CRA does change it's website occasionally. This link was effective in Feb 2012. Click on the third link for information that CRA provides on validating parsers. A google search will also return some parsers for you to try.
Posted @ Tuesday, October 08, 2013 6:33 PM by Karrie Harrington
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