Data Management Blog: Schema Lightener 2.0 released


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Schema Lightener 2.0 released

Announcing a new release of the “Xml Schema Lightener” utility. It has been completely updated and is now version 2.0.

What it does
It takes an Xml Schema and creates a subset based on user input. Some refer to this with terms such as a “subset Schema view”, “pruned Schema”, “LiteBOD”, or “profiled Schema”.

Why it does this
Consider these use cases:
  1. You have an Xml Schema and want to implement a subset (a selected portion) of the data points. Or you want to communicate the selected data points to an audience.
  2. You have an internal data model in Schema and want to communicate to a trading partner only the data points necessary for a particular integration.
  3. You are implementing an Xml Schema acquired from somewhere else (i.e. from a trading partner, or from a standards consortium such as OAGi, HR-XML, etc.) and want to implement only the data points relevant to your business context.
In all these cases, it would be useful to create a Schema that shows these points and can be used for validation. The Xml Schema Lightener allows you to create the contextual Schema that each of these require. It does it using simple XSLT and Xml. And a GUI is included to make it easy to use.

It has been heavily tested, includes a free flattener, and also has a simple GUI too.

Cost effective
This utility is presented with its full functionality in a very inexpensive package. The $29 (USD) price does not cover the full cost of development and is simply a way to offset a portion of its creation and keep it going.

For more information
See for more information and FAQ.
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