Generating an XML Schema

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Generating an XML Schema

MapForce can automatically generate an XML schema based on an existing XML file if the XML Schema is not available. Whenever you add to the mapping area an XML file without a schema (using the menu command Insert | XML Schema/File), the following dialog box appears.

dlg_generate_schema

Click Yes to generate the schema, you will then be prompted to select the directory where the generated schema should be saved.

 

When MapForce generates a schema from an XML file, data types for elements/attributes must be inferred from the XML instance document and may not be exactly what you expect. It is recommended that you check whether the generated schema is an accurate representation of the instance data.

 

If elements or attributes in more than one namespace are present, MapForce generates a separate XML Schema for each distinct namespace; therefore, multiple files may be created on the disk.


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