The Schema Editor
The BlueIntegrator Schema Editor is accessed from the Explorer in any of the following ways:
- Right clicking on Schemas (blue circle) and selecting New Schema
- Clicking Schemas then clicking New (red circle)
- Double clicking on an existing schema (yellow circle)
- Selecting an existing schema then clicking Edit (green circle)
The BlueIntegrator Schema Editor Window
The Schema Editor is laid out in three sections: the left section shows a hierarchical tree view of the schema as it is being created; the middle section shows the system-generated XSD (the XSD can be manually edited, in which case the tree view will update automatically); the right section is the Properties form for modifying the properties of an XML element selected in the tree-view.
The Schema Editor allows complicated schemas to be defined from scratch; see Creating a Schema or A Simple Schema Example for more details. Schemas can also be generated and imported from various formats; this functionality is Creating a Schema.htmaccessed via the Tools menu. The menus of the window are detailed below.
|Exits the editor, after prompting the user to save if necessary
|Saves the schema to the internal BlueIntegrator libraries
|Imports an .XSD (XML Schema Definition) file into the editor.
|Extracts the schema information from an xml document.
|Opens the Special Schemas window.
|Generate an XML document with ‘example’ values. See below.
|Generate a flat file with ‘example’ values.
|Removes XML markup leaving a CSV file.
|Validates an XML for consistency with the current schema
|Validates a flat file for consistency with the current schema