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syeshinf3d0d4b2005-07-27 18:33:03 +000028<h1 class="topictitle1">Creating XML schemas</h1>
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syeshinf3d0d4b2005-07-27 18:33:03 +000033<div><p>You can create an XML schema and then edit it using the XML schema
syeshind0bdb8e2005-10-27 17:44:14 +000034editor. Using the XML schema editor, you can specify element names that indicates
kprice159fa582006-05-08 21:30:45 +000035which elements are allowed in an XML file, and in which combinations.</p>
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kpricede20a692008-04-24 00:27:47 +000037<div class="section">To create an XML schema, complete the following steps:</div>
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40<li class="stepexpand"><span>Create a project to contain the XML schema.</span></li>
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kpricede20a692008-04-24 00:27:47 +000042<li class="stepexpand"><span>In the workbench, click <span class="menucascade"><span class="uicontrol">File &gt; New &gt; Other</span>
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46<li class="stepexpand"><span>Select the project or folder that will contain the XML schema.
47In the </span> <span class="uicontrol">File name</span> field, type the name of
syeshinf3d0d4b2005-07-27 18:33:03 +000048the XML schema, for example <kbd class="userinput">MyXMLSchema.xsd</kbd>. The name
kprice159fa582006-05-08 21:30:45 +000049of your XML schema must end in <tt class="sysout">.xsd</tt>.</li>
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51<li class="stepexpand"><span>Click <span class="uicontrol">Finish</span>.</span></li>
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55<div class="section">The XML schema opens in the XML schema editor. </div>
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kprice43d0c0f2006-05-18 15:56:09 +000059<div><div class="relconcepts"><strong>Related concepts</strong><br />
60<div><a href="../topics/cxmlsced.html" title="This product provides an XML schema editor for creating, viewing, and validating XML schemas. XML schemas are a formal specification of element names that indicates which elements are allowed in an XML file, and in which combinations.">XML schema editor</a></div>
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63<div><a href="../topics/tedtschm.html" title="After you create an XML schema, you can edit its various properties, such as its namespace and prefix.">Editing XML schema properties</a></div>
64<div><a href="../topics/tvdtschm.html" title="Validating an XML schema determines whether the current state of the XML schema file is semantically valid. Any errors will be displayed in the Problems view.">Validating XML schemas</a></div>
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