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Generating XML Schema From Instance Document

An XSD (XML Schema Definition) Schema is required for running structure validation checks on a Web content file. IntelliJ IDEA can scan any XML file for the existing elements and attributes and generate a Schema for it.

To have a Schema generated based on an XML instance document

  1. With the desired XML document opened in the active editor tab, choose Tools | XML Actions | Generate XSD Schema from XML File on the main menu.
  2. In the Generate Schema From Instance Document dialog box that opens configure the Schema generation procedure:
    • In the Instance Document Path text box, specify the location of the file to be used as the basis for Schema generation. By default, the field shows the full path to the current file. Accept this suggestion or click the Browse button /help/img/idea/2017.1/browseButton.png and select the desired file in the dialog that opens.
    • In the Result Schema File Name text box, specify the name of the output file to place the generated Schema in.
    • Specify the location of the generated Schema. By default, the generated Schema file will be placed in the same directory as the source XML instance document. To specify another location, click the Browse button /help/img/idea/2017.1/browseButton.png and select the desired path in the dialog that opens.
    • From the Design Type drop-down list, select the way to declare elements and complex types.
    • From the Detect Simple Content Type drop-down list, select the type to use for leaf text.
    • In the Detect Enumerations Limit text box, type the number of occurrences to cause the Schema enumeration appearance.

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Last modified: 18 July 2017