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Welcome to the Documentation Portal for CLAIMS Direct

CLAIMS Direct 2.1 is the most current production release of our servers and services. Here you will find information about our data coverage, how to install and use our services, and more. See the main menu in the left sidebar for a full list of topics covered. Please send your questions, comments, and suggestions to

What's New?

Google Translations Now Available

Read about our new high-quality translations from Google Translate

Reclaiming Disk Space

Our new blog discusses how you can reclaim disk space in your PostgreSGL PostgreSQL database

Chinese Data Improvements

IFI CLAIMS has a new and improved source for Chinese data

Quick Links

Video Introductions

Instructional videos

System Administrator's Guide

Guide to on-site installation, content updates, and installed tools


Developer's Guide

Guide to CLAIMS Direct Web Services (CDWS)

XML Content Description

List of XML attributes with content description

SOLR Searching Guide

Information about how to conduct searches within CDWI    


SOLR Search Fields

List of searchable fields and field names

Technical Blogs

Dig deeper into CLAIMS Direct

Content Updates

Data update schedule

CDWI User's Guide

User's guide to the CLAIMS Direct Web Interface    

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