Global Element

The Element icon from the XML Schema Toolbox creates an XSDtopLevelElement stereotyped Class, which acts as a XSD global element, when dropped directly on a diagram.

XSD Properties:

Double-click on the XSDtopLevelElement stereotyped Class in the diagram or the Project Browser

Reference:

Field/Button

Usage

See Also

Name

Specify the name for this global element

 

Type

Specify either an XSD built-in dataType or complexType or simpleType

 

Value

If Type is an XSD built-in type then optionally specify its value

Option

Usage

Default

Specifies Value as default value

Fixed

Specifies Value as fixed

 

Nested complexType

Check this option to create an XSDcomplexType as a child of this global element

Complex Type

Nested simpleType

Check this option to create an XSDsimpleType as a child of this global element

Simple Type

Annotation

Specify the notes for this element ( Optional )

 

OK

Save the values entered and close the dialog

 

Cancel

Discard the values entered and close the dialog

 

Help

Display this Help topic

 

UML

Open the UML Properties dialog

This button is available when editing the global element

Properties

Notes:

  • 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)
  • The fields Type, Nested complexType and Nested simpleType are mutually exclusive - selecting one disables the others
  • Global elements cannot contain any UML Attributes
  • Global elements cannot be the source of Association connector
  • Global elements cannot be the target of a Generalization connector
  • Global elements can be the target of Association connector from Complex Type or Group Class
  • Global elements can have at most one Generalization connector to a Complex Type or Simple Type Class