Global Element

An «XSDtopLevelElement» stereotyped Class acts as a XSD global element. You can create it by dragging the Element icon from the XML Schema Toolbox and dropping it directly onto a diagram.

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Access     Drag icon onto diagram, or
Project Browser | Double-click on «XSDtopLevelElement» stereotyped Class, or
Diagram | Right-click on «XSDtopLevelElement» stereotyped Class | Properties

Define Properties

Field/Button

Action

See also

Name

If you do not want to use the default name of the global element, overtype it with another name.

 

 

Type

Either:

Type the name of a data type, or
Click on the drop-down arrow and select an XSD built-in dataType from the list, or
Click on the browse ( ( ... ) ) button and browse for an existing XSD classifier element, or
Select one of the two checkboxes below
 

 

Nested complexType

Select this checkbox to create an XSDcomplexType as a child of this global element.

 

Complex Type

Nested simpleType

Select this checkbox to create an XSDsimpleType as a child of this global element.

 

Simple Type

Value

(Optional) If you have entered an XSD built-in data type in the Type field, type in a value.

 

 

Default

Select this radio button to set the Value as a default value.

 

 

Fixed

Select this radio button to set the Value as a fixed value.

 

 

Annotation

(Optional) Type in any notes you need for this element.

 

 

OK

Click on this button to save the element data entered and close the XSD element Properties dialog.

 

 

Cancel

Click on this button to discard the element data entered and close the XSD element Properties dialog.

 

 

Help

Click on this button to display this Help topic.

 

 

UML

This button is displayed when you are editing existing XSD element information.

Click on the button to open the UML element Properties dialog for the global element.

 

 

Properties

Notes

The fields Type, Nested complexType and Nested simpleType are mutually exclusive; selecting one disables the others
The fields Nested complexType and Nested simpleType are available in the dialog only when creating a new global element (and not when editing the global element)
A Global element
Cannot contain any UML attributes
Cannot be the source of an Association connector
Can be the target of an Association connector from a Complex Type Class or Group Class element
Cannot be the target of a Generalization connector
Can be the source of one Generalization connector to a Complex Type Class or Simple Type Class

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