CDM Java Distribution Guidelines

This section provides directions for downloading and using the Java version of CDM. Topics covered are listed below:

  • Prerequisites
  • Introduction
  • Setting Up Google’s Guice Injector
  • Generating Global Keys and Qualifications
  • Validating the CDM instance


  • Java SDK 8


  • The CDM in Java is built using maven and is published using the REGnosys artifactory.
  • The CDM in Java code, a related set of examples, and a video tutorial accessing the code and loading the examples are available on the latest version of the ISDA CDM Portal:

Download page for zip files of the Java code and examples




Direct link: Tutorials

  • The CDM model objects are classified into namespaces (cdm.base, cdm.base.staticdata, etc). These namespaces translate into Java packages with the same name, with each package containing a package-info file.
  • The CDM uses builder pattern for each of the pojos. The distribution ships with the json to java object serialisers.

Setting Up Google’s Guice Injector

CDM uses Google’s Guice as a dependency manager. Injector is the core of Guice that contains the whole object graph (context).

The first step is to initialise the injector. There are two options:

Initialising the Injector, Option 1: Using provided CdmRuntimeModule

The CDM distribution comes with a pre-built CDM module that can be used to create an injector.

Injector injector = Guice.createInjector(new CdmRuntimeModule()));

Initialising the Injector, Option 2: Build your own Module

To build a custom injector that is not based on the CDM’s runtime module, first create a Guice module with a minimum of the two bindings shown belows:

public class GenericModule extends AbstractModule {

  protected void configure() {

Once this module has been built it can be used to create the custom injector.

Injector injector = Guice.createInjector(new GenericModule()));

Generating Global Keys and Qualifications

Within the model any data object marked with metadata key will have a Global Key generated when that data object is populated. These Global Keys are automatically generated using hash algorithms. The model objects can be post-processed with Global Keys and qualified by using the injector created in the previous step to run the code shown below:

Contract cdmInstance = buildCdmInstance();
Contract.ContractBuilder builder = cdmInstance.toBuilder();
keyProcessor.runProcessStep(Contract.class, builder);
Contract updatedCdmInstance =;

Validating the CDM instance

In order to validate the CDM instance, it is necessary to create a RosettaTypeValidator and post process the instance as follows:

RosettaTypeValidator validator = injector.getInstance(RosettaTypeValidator.class);
ValidationReport validationReport = validator.runProcessStep(cdmInstance.getClass(), cdmInstance.toBuilder());
if (validationReport.success()) {
  List<ValidationResult<?>> validationResults = validationReport.validationFailures();

If the validation is unsuccessful then the validation results object will contain the list of all the validation failures.