The eDWR XML Schema-to-SDWIS/State Sampling Via EDI Converter is a tool for any State that wishes to implement an e-Reporting solution for laboratory analysis results and also uses SDWIS/State to manage their drinking water data.
The converter works by applying an XML stylesheet to the e-DWR XML files submitted from labs to convert them to the Sampling Via EDI flat file format, which then allows the submissions to be imported into SDWIS/State.
States that do not wish to write their own conversion routine can use the tool to convert files from e-DWR to EDI, then import the EDI files to SDWIS/State.
States that do wish to incorporate the conversion directly into their e-Reporting solution can download the XML stylesheet for inclusion into their own program. Since the converter is written in XML stylesheet, it is open-source and can be viewed and modified as needed.
In addition to converting files, the tool can validate e-DWR XML files. So States or laboratories that do not have SDWIS/State can use the tool to validate their e-DWR XML files.
Laboratories that are required to submit to both eDWR XML States and EDI States can still prepare all of their submissions in the e-DWR format, then use the online tool to convert their files to EDI format.