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Lenex is an XML based data exchange format for swimming. The version 1.0 is used since 1999 in different countries of Europe. With the start of the European Rankings in 2004, a general revision of the format was done: Missing features, like records were added and unclear named tags were renamed to proper English. The result was version 2.0 of the Lenex format.

End of 2008 with some more experience using the Lenex format a new major release, Lenex 3.0 was published. There are some real changes, for example how result lists are represented, however the format is very similar to verson 2.0 and files are almost 100% backward compatible.The complete documentation in English is available as PDF document. In addition we offer some sample files.

Lenex 3.0 - Documentation (Complete description of all elements and attributes).

Lenex 3.0 is the recommended data format for the European rankings of LEN. If you have any problems or suggestions for this application, please send us an email.

Verify Lenex files

You may upload a Lenex file on this website. After a few seconds a result of a basic validation will be shown.

Recent changes

For a complete list of changes, check the history at the end of the PDF documentation.

  • 31 Dec 2008 - Introduction Lenex version 3.0
  • 09 Feb 2005 - Introduction Lenex version 2.0
  • 18 Sep 1999 - Introduction Lenex version 1.0