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IPC 2017.01 - IT support: Master files and their by-products

This is the page for IPC files. Version control and integrity checking is possible for some of these files through their associated MD5 Key.
The file with the most recent version of these keys is available Here and its specification is available Here.

Specifications

Master Files

 

Master Files by-products:

NOTE: To load an XML file in Excel, read this document.

Validity File

File providing history and validity period of all IPC symbols that have ever existed since IPC 1.

Validity File Specification available

Compilation File

File containing the list and type of differences between two consecutive editions of the IPC scheme Master File.

Compilation File Specification available

 

Access to IPC at section level in PDF format

Full IPC
Online view English: Table of contents
French: Table of contents

Download Section, Class and Subclass files

English:   A     B     C     D     E     F     G     H
French:   A     B     C     D     E     F     G     H

 

IPC Scheme static files (split) at Subclass level

These files were generated by the IPCPUB software package for the Internet publication of the IPC.

Online viewer VIEW STATIC FILES IN ENGLISH (faster)
VIEW STATIC FILES IN FRENCH (faster)
Download zip files English full package
French full package

 

IPC Statistics

See detailed statistics page.

 

Valid Symbol List

List of valid IPC symbols while the concerned version is in force.

  Full IPC
Online view IPC Valid symbols
Download zip files
IPC Complete valid symbols listA     B     C     D     E     F     G     H

 

Inventory of IPC ever used symbols

List of symbols that were ever used in any version of the IPC. The second column shows the date of creation of the symbols indicated in the first column. The third column shows the of expiration date of the symbol. If the symbol is still alive, the date of expiration is displayed as "-".

Inventory of IPC ever used symbols

 

List of IPC scheme titles in authentic languages (e.g. for upload into a spreadsheet)

English full listA     B     C     D     E     F     G     H
French full listA     B     C     D     E     F     G     H

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