Altova XMLSpy is the world's best selling XML editor for modeling, editing, transforming, and debugging XML and related technologies.
Developers need an XML editor that adds value beyond bracket matching and basic validation checking. Complementing the comprehensive XML editing feature set below, XMLSpy offers the patented SmartFix error correction, a revolutionary process that not only finds XML validation errors but also enumerates the possible corrections for fixing them, which you can choose to implement with one click. That's right - XMLSpy will make the corrections automatically, based on your selection.
XMLSpy abstracts away the complexity of editing XML XML and related technologies through its intuitive user interface and rich variety of views and options. Whether you prefer to edit XML documents in a text-based or graphical XML viewer, XMLSpy XML editor provides intelligent guidance and entry-helpers as you type, and troubleshooting is fast and easy with the industry's most standards-conformant XML validator.
As you work, the XMLSpy provides Smart Fix XML validation, a patented process that detects errors - and then enumerates the possible corrections for fixing them, which you can choose to implement in your XML document with one click. Because the XML validator can make the corrections automatically, it saves you significant time and frustration associated with resolving validation issues.
The graphical XML Schema editor in XMLSpy allows you to create schemas in a visual, drag-and-drop manner, so you can focus on the semantics of your schema while leaving the syntactical details of the XML Schema language to XMLSpy. In addition to rich XML Schema 1.0 and 1.1 editing and validation, the following XSD tools are provided:
The XML Editor provides complete support for XSL and XSLT development in its XSLT editor with context-sensitive entry helpers, an XSL outline window, and more.
For transformation, seamless integration with installed RaptorXML Servers delivers hyper-performance functionality coupled with strict conformance to W3C standards, including XSLT, XPath, and XQuery versions 1.0, 2.0, and 3.1. This allows you to take advantage of super-fast transformations during development and testing, all directly inside XMLSpy.
XMLSpy even includes intelligent HTML / HTML5 and CSS / CSS3 editors along with an integrated browser view.
The XMLSpy XSLT profiler is an invaluable tool for optimizing the performance of your XSLT code. Based on the information revealed by the XSLT profiler, you can immediately see which parts of your XSLT code are taking the most time to process and adjust them accordingly to fully optimize your XSLT stylesheets.
The XSLT profiler delivers important information for expert XSLT developers, but if you want to speed up XSLT execution time without manually changing your XSLT and XPath code, try the XSL Speed Optimizer.
The XSL Speed Optimizer in the XML editor is a revolutionary, patented approach to speeding up XSLT transformations, providing tremendous increases in throughput with no manual analysis required to determine exactly which XSLT or XPath expressions are causing bottlenecks.
Because XSLT and XQuery documents are frequently long and complex, it can be difficult to identify the source of unintended output. For targeted debugging, back-mapping makes it easy to immediately correlate output elements to source nodes and instructions.
With back-mapping enabled in the XML Editor, XSLT transformations and XQuery executions are carried out so that the result document can be mapped back on to the originating XSLT+XML or XQuery+XML documents. When you click on a node in the result document, the XSLT instruction and the XML source data that generated that particular result node will be highlighted.
Back-mapping in XMLSpy is revolutionary in two ways. First, it saves developers considerable time in debugging, refining, and perfecting their code as well as understanding inherited code written by other team members. Second, XMLSpy does not make any changes or add additional code to the output document in order to achieve back-mapping.
Check out XSLT Back-mapping and XQuery Back-mapping in action
The XPath and XQuery window in the XML Editor makes it easy to build and test your XPath/XQuery expressions as you compose them with built-in Builder and Evaluator windows. Helpful functionality to speed development is provided through:
Watch this demo of XPath editing and testing tools in the XML Editor
For working with large XQuery documents, XMLSpy provides native support for XQuery 1.0 and XQuery 3.1 with all the intelligent editing functionality you need to edit XQuery documents quickly and easily. Support for schema-awareness in the XQuery editor allows you to harness the full power of XQuery through mechanisms for error isolation, simplified debugging, and enhanced code performance.
The powerful XPath and XQuery window also includes a powerful Debugger for testing, troubleshooting, and perfecting your XPath/XQuery to save time and reduce frustration.
The debugger lets you go step-by-step through the evaluation of your XPath or XQuery expression. Each click shows you the results for the corresponding step of the evaluation, and you can step into, step out, and step over evaluation steps using helpful buttons in the debugger toolbar.
An advanced XQuery Profiler is also provided, helping you analyze and optimize your XQuery code performance.
Targeted debugging is also provided via XQuery back-mapping.
The XPath/XQuery window in the XML Editor also supports editing XQuery Update (XQU) Facility 1.0 and 3.0 statements with advanced functionality for composing XQuery Update Facility expressions with full syntax coloring, intelligent code completion, and error message reporting.
The results pane lets you preview the results of the changes, and clicking on a result in the preview pane highlights the affected node in your instance document. Then, you can execute the updates with one click, either in the current file or across all open files, a folder, or an entire XMLSpy project. This functionality is unique to XMLSpy.
Watch the XQuery Update Facility Editor in action
XMLSpy includes an intuitive JSON viewer and JSON editor with support for JSON and JSON5, allowing you to view and edit JSON files using the same intuitive Text and Grid Views available for XML editing, with useful editing guides and entry helpers. The JSON editor provides:
Just as XMLSpy pioneered the first graphical XML Schema editor, it now also includes the first enterprise-grade, graphical JSON Schema editor to greatly speed schema generation, development, and validation for developers working with JSON.
JSON Schema View will be immediately familiar to XMLSpy customers who’ve used XML Schema View and are now learning to design JSON Schemas, while at the same time being easy to comprehend for new users. Use the JSON Schema editor for:
Despite the growing popularity of JSON, there isn't a widely used language for querying and transforming JSON data. Luckily, functionality added to XPath/XQuery 3.1 provides a means for targeting JSON maps, arrays, and objects, offering a standardized way to query and transform JSON data using these familiar languages.
XMLSpy makes it easy to process JSON documents with XPath, XSLT, and XQuery using intelligent editors and the interactive XPath/XQuery Builder & Evaluator Window. Functionality includes:
Learn How to Query JSON with XSLT and XPath/XQuery
XMLSpy XML editor includes includes a visual XML compare utility that allows developers to easily compare XML and merge documents and directories in an intelligent, XML-aware manner. For file comparisons, 2- and 3-way diff/merge are supported.
The XML-aware diff/merge options are completely customizable. For example, you can specify if entities should be resolved, if namespace prefixes, whitespace, CDATA, processing instructions, comments, or the ordering of attributes/child elements should be ignored or not, and how to visualize differences. In addition, you can merge the textual differences and differences in XML between files as you are comparing them.
Altova provides comprehensive support for end-to-end XBRL development and report generation, from taxonomy editing in XMLSpy, to high-performance validation on RaptorXML Server, to data mapping and analysis in MapForce, to multi-channel report generation StyleVision.
The XMLSpy XBRL taxonomy editor provides a graphical view of XBRL taxonomies and intelligent taxonomy editing features.
By organizing different components on easy-to-filter tabs and providing informative icons, mouseover messages, detail windows, and context-sensitive entry helpers, the XMLSpy XBRL taxonomy editor makes it easy to both view and understand existing taxonomies, and create new ones by way of extending industry-standard taxonomies.
It even includes the handy XBRL Taxonomy Wizard to give you a head start when extending or creating a new XBRL taxonomy.
XBRL editing features include:
Watch this demo the XBRL Table Linkbase Editor
Watch this demo of the XBRL Formula Editor
WSDL syntax can be complex, and writing the code by hand in a text-only editor is often difficult and confusing. XMLSpy’s unique graphical approach to WSDL design simplifies WSDL development by allowing you to build your WSDL visually, with drag-and-drop functionality and full validation and editing guidance. Complete WSDL code is generated behind the scenes based on your graphical design, and you can view and edit the code in Text View at any time.
Auto-generation of comprehensive WSDL documentation is also supported.
The XML Editor includes full SOAP 1.2 and 1.1 capabilities including a SOAP client for interpreting WSDL documents, creating SOAP requests, submitting them to a Web service, and viewing the SOAP response.
The XMLSpy SOAP Debugger acts as a proxy between a Web services client and server, allowing you to inspect WSDL 1.1/2.0 files, single-step through Web services transactions sent over HTTP or HTTPS, inspect every request and response XML document, set breakpoints on SOAP functions and even define conditional breakpoints that trigger when a certain request or response contains selected data that is specified by means of an XPath query.
In this way, the SOAP Debugger helps you identify and fix errors quickly and easily.
Powerful relational database integration in XMLSpy helps reduce interoperability challenges by allowing you to easily query SQL databases and convert back and forth between databases and XML files.
XMLSpy interacts with the most popular relational databases in their native interface language, including:
Database integration functionality includes:
Why is XMLSpy the best XML IDE available? Unlike other software, XMLSpy includes numerous other advanced features for XML development, including:
“We have been using Altova XMLSpy for more than four years for our XSLT/XQuery/schema development... As a XSLT developer, I use XMLSpy for my XSLT development and for ALL the debugging of my code. In a nutshell, XMLSpy is the best.”
“Altova's XMLSpy is easily the fastest XML Editor I've ever seen. A free 30-day trial is available on their Web site; the only issue is that when the 30 days are up, you're going to want to buy it.”