RR-CDF Version 2.1

Documentation last updated: 2021-03-04


This XML schema defines a reporting format for relationship records for Global Legal Entity Identifier System (GLEIS) Local Operating Units (LOUs) to report relationships between two legal entities (one relationship per relationship record).
Types of relationship supported:

Release Notes

Version 2.1

Version 2.0

Version 1.1

Version 1.0

The first release.

Abstract Data Content

This section specifies the abstract data content of a data file conforming to this standard. A data file conforming to this standard SHALL consist of:

Relationship Data File Header

The Relationship Data File Header describes the context for the Relationship Records contained in the main body of the file. The header exists to answer such questions as where the data came from, when it was collected into this file, etc. The content of the header SHALL NOT be required to interpret the data content of any Relationship Record; each Relationship Record is self-contained.

Relationship Record

An Relationship Record describes a single LEI registration. Each Relationship Record in a file conforming to this standard SHALL include data elements as described below:


The Relationship container element identifies the two related entities and their relationship.
Related Entities
The ISO 17442-compliant identifiers of the legal entities related by this Relationship Record.
Relationship Attributes
Attributes describing the dates, type, qualitative and quantitative aspects of the relationship itself, as required. The data is supplied by the legal entity, and recorded and published by the LOU.


Attributes describing the registration of this relationship information with an LOU. The Registration data is maintained by the LOU.


The optional Extension section of a Relationship Record may be used to include additional data not defined in this standard. This may include data specific to an LOU, data specific to a publisher of LEI data, and so on.
For example, an LOU may use Extension to publish additional data elements it collects as part of registration.
The following rules SHALL be observed: