Browser Versions for CDX
In addition to a PC connected to the internet, you will need an Internet browser. The following browsers are fully tested and supported:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 10.0
- Mozilla Firefox (current version)
- Google Chrome (current version)
The Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) 6.0 and older versions explicitly excluded for the CDX Application use.
All other browsers may be used but are not fully tested. Therefore, we recommend using one of the above mentioned fully supported browsers.
The following Browser Settings must be enabled:
- Compatibility Mode - for Internet Explorer 8 and 9, only Native mode is supported. View Compatibility mode should be disabled.
- XMLHTTP - support must be enabled.
- Style Sheets - support must be enabled.
- Browser Add-ons - You should disable or remove third party browser add-ons because they can negatively interfere with the execution of the browser and the ADF Faces client framework.
- Cookies - You need to allow session cookies to be stored in your browser at least for the domain cdxsystem.com.
If you are unable to access CDX from MS Internet Explorer, please refer to the following document that describes the required configuration:
CDX - Internet Explorer Configuration Settings - PDF-File, 567 KB
DXC's CDX includes the ability to import existing Material Data Sheets (MDSs) from the International Material Data System (IMDS) into CDX.
With this function, DXC addresses the automotive supplier's need to further process MDSs that are already available in the IMDS and, are also used for other industries, without re-entering them in CDX.
Read more about this function ...
CDX also provides the ability to interface with external systems through the CDX Web Service Interface (WSI). A Web Service is a method of communication between two electronic devices over a network and addresses three main problems:
- Firewall Traversal
Different interfaces and formats are available to interact with the Web Services, specifically: Web Services Description Language (WSDL), SOAP messages, or HTTP with an XML serialization, specified by an XML scheme definition (XSD).
Web Services consists of three categories:
Classic Download Services - the customer can download special documents with a defined name from the server. Published data are pre-generated as XML documents. Company-specific data are generated "On Request". The user can choose, if single MDS should be generated or listed for a certain period of time.
Classic Upload Services - transfers a document from the customer to the CDX server.
- "SOA" Web Service Style - methods for business functions and parameters / objects are defined in a "WSDL" scheme file. This makes it possible to create an own frontend and communicate synchronously with the CDX.
CDX WSI uses web-based standards:
- SOAP standards for WSDL scheme
- W3C Web Service standards and guidelines
- OASIS-XML-Namespace document for the WS security regulation 1.2
The CDX WSI user manual provides a detailed description of this service and how it works with your in-house application. To use the CDX Web Service, your company places a minimum of one License order in CDX (for CMD or MDS).
Please review here to see how you can test the CDX Web Service.
CDX is always refining and enhancing our functionality to stay ahead of the changing compliance landscape.
Here are some of the enhancements, including additional functionality planned for upcoming CDX releases:
- Improvements in project handling
- Adaptations in substance groups and regulations management
- New MDS license model
- Share IMDS data with CDX