Downloads & Documentation
Looking for software updates to the QRXS? Can't find format specifications to easily import practitioner data to the IQRS? Misplaced installation instructions? Refer to this page frequently for software downloads, format specifications, and user documentation.
SSL Certificate Upgrade for QRXS
On August 19th, 2011, the NPDB migrated its current SSL Certificate to an updated SSL Certificate to promote improved security for all system users. QRXS users must upgrade their Java Runtime Environment (JRE) to version 1.6.0_19 or higher. IQRS users will be unaffected by this change. A connection error associated with the SSL Certificate will occur if a version prior to 1.6.0_19 is used.
The latest version of the JRE is available from http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html . If an upgrade to 1.6.0_19 is not possible, a cacerts file is available below. Users must replace the existing cacerts file in their JRE's lib/security directory (e.g., C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\lib\security or C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_12\jre\lib\security) to successfully execute the QRXS applications.
- cacerts (ZIP - 51 KB)
Querying and Reporting XML Service (QRXS)
To successfully integrate data from your in-house system with the NPDB via the QRXS, download the following:
- QRXS Client Program (ZIP - 385 KB)
- QRXS Client Program User Guide (PDF - 445 KB)
- QRXS Response File Test Mappings (PDF - 144 KB)
- QRXS File Format Specifications (Sign In Required)
Note: You need your Vendor ID to submit data to the NPDB via the QRXS and to download specifications. If you do not have a Vendor ID, you may create one on the Sign In page for Software.
QRXS Web Service Resources
The use the QRXS web service, offered as an alternative to our QRXS Client Program, download the following:
QRXS Test Environment
To ensure that your data files are well-formed, meet the mandatory data requirements, and sent successfully, use the QRXS test environment. Do not use the test environment for final submission of files. For information about how to access the QRXS test environment, see the QRXS Client Program User Guide (PDF - 445 KB) or the QRXS Web Service User Guide (PDF - 359 KB). Additional information may be found in the QRXS Response File Test Mappings (PDF - 144 KB). You may also contact the Customer Service Center at 1-800-767-6732.
Integrated Querying and Reporting Service (IQRS)
To successfully integrate existing practitioner records from an in-house database to the NPDB via IQRS, convert them to ASCII fixed-width or XML format and import them using the following:
- Fixed-Width File Format Specifications (Sign In Required)
- XML File Format Specifications (Sign In Required)
Note: You need your Vendor ID to download the file format specifications. If you do not have one, you may create one on the Sign In page for Software.