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FHIR Notepad++ Plugin Documentation

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Documentation about the FHIR Notepad++ Plugin

Installation Notes

  1. Download and install the plugin.
  2. Restart Notepad++ if it was already running.
  3. Choose Plugins > FHIR > View Toolbox, and dock it as convenient for you.

Functionality provided

  • conversion between json and xml formats
  • instance validation
  • narrative generation
  • FHIR Path analysis
  • connect to a server (including Smart on FHIR login)
  • fetch resource from server (driven by conformance statement)
  • post/put a resource to the server


  • intellisense (maybe)
  • background validation (maybe)
  • code lookup

Trouble shooting

  • my smart on fhir login doesn't work, because the browser window doesn't display properly
    • this is a microsoft special. You need to set the follow registry key (the installation program tries to do it, but it sometimes fails):
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\(Wow6432Node\)Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_BROWSER_EMULATION\notepad++.exe = 10000
    • see [[1]] or [[2]] for further information