Schemas define the structure of a message.  Schema always relates to an XML schema definition (XSD), although the schema can be instructed to behave like a flat file schema.

The Schemas section under the Blue Integrator Explorer window lists all schemas defined in Blue Integrator. Schemas are defined in the Blue Integrator Schema Editor (see Creating a Schema).

A schema consists of:

  • XSD (to define the XML schema)
  • Flat-File attributes
  • A default character set
  • Zero or more schemas to be included
  • Zero or more schemas to be imported


Many of the following schemas are created in library folders to make organization easier. Folders can be introduced by saving items (not just schemas) with a ‘/’ (slash) in the name. For example saving a schema as MyLibrary/MySchema would create a folder called MyLibrary.

Special Schemas

Blue Integrator also supports mapping of additional physical forms. These can be accessed from the Special Schemas window:

Electronic Data Interchange

Blue Integrator converts schemas between EDI and Xml as required. See EDI Support for more information.

HL/7 Support

Blue Integrator supports HL/7 (versions 2.x up to 3.0). See HL/7 Support.

Direct CSV File Support

Blue Integrator now supports CSV and other delimited files directly. See CSV and Delimited Files.