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How to generate an XML Schema Definition (XSD) file for a diagram in Rational System Architect

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How do you generate an XSD file for a diagram in IBM Rational System Architect?


For your diagram in Rational System Architect you require specific steps on how to to generate an XSD file for an Extensible Markup Language (XML) Schema.


First of all, the diagram must meet all the following perquisites:

  • A current, that is open in System Architect Unified Modeling Lanuage (UML) (per encyclopedia configuration) Class Diagram

  • A diagram belonging to a package of stereotype XSD schema

  • A diagram programming language XSD

Then, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Click on Tools > Generate XML Schema

  2. Click on the ellipses (...) button

  3. Enter a file name and ensure that the XSD file types is selected

  4. Click Open

  5. Click Ok

  • The diagram will close after the XSD file is generated

  • Look on your file system and you will find the file you specified at Step #3 above

  • If an empty file is generated then stereotypes may need to be added to all objects in the diagram and then the above steps performed again.

Document information

More support for: Rational System Architect

Software version: 11.4,,,, 11.4.1,,, 11.4.2,,,,,,,, 11.4.3,

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1615962

Modified date: 09 October 2014