In TDLByte #2, we had explained the 'Resource' attribute at the form level for the feature 'Customization using Productivity Suites'. Today, we go a step further and explain the'Resource' definition and the attribute 'Resource Type'. Feature Customization using Productivity Suites Concept 'Resource' definition and resource attribute 'Resource Type' What is it? The source document templates are XML files belonging to Word, Excel, Open Document Text/Spreadsheet/XML tools etc. and are used as source documents for printing or exporting forms using 'Customization using Productivity Suites'. In Resource definition, the parameter to the Source attribute pinpoints the location of the source document to the system. Whereas, the parameter to the Resource Type attribute mentions the format of XML-based source document (WordXML/ExcelXML/ODT/ODS/XML) to the system. Where is it used? In Tally.ERP 9 Release 5.0, the VAT forms, 'DL_CST_Form 4.ods' (Form 4 of Delhi CST), and 'DL_DVAT_Form 16_Annexure 30.ods' (Annexure 30 of Form 16 of Delhi VAT) are printed using this capability. In the upcoming product releases, the same capability will be used to print VAT forms for rest of the states. The document templates for these VAT forms are available under â€˜Resourceâ€™ folder of Tally.Developer 9. How to use it? In the above code, 'TSPLExcel.xml' is the ExcelXML document template that prints in Excel format from Tally.ERP 9. Stay tuned!