Altova DatabaseSpy 2024 Professional Edition

Viewing XML Schemas

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In the Online Browser, all XML schemas belonging to particular database schema are displayed in the "XML Schemas" folder.


If an XML schema has dependencies, the dependent schemas are displayed in a new "XML Schemas" folder nested under the parent schema.


All the XML schemas assigned to an XML column are displayed in the Online Browser in an "XML Schemas" sub-folder below the respective column. This way, you can see at a glance which XML schemas are used to validate the content of a particular XML column in the database.


The properties of XML schemas can be viewed and—where possible—edited in the Properties window.


Editing a property (for example "Description") generates a script in the Database Structure Change Script Window. To update the database, click the Execute the Generated SQL Change Script dbs_ic_execute_script button.


Viewing XML schemas in XMLSpy

If Altova XMLSpy Editor ( is installed on your PC, you can open an XML schema in XMLSpy, as follows:


In the Online Browser, right-click a schema from the "XML Schemas" folder and select View in XMLSpy from the context menu.

In the Online Browser, right-click a schema and select Manage XML schemas from the context menu. In the dialog box that opens, select a schema and click the View Schema button.

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