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Summary

The <xs:import> element causes the definitions from an external schema to be imported into the current schema. Once imported these definitions can be used within the containing schema.

Note: the Target Namespace in the external schema must match the namespace property defined in the <xs:import> element.

Creating

An <xs:import> can be added to a <xs:schema> by selecting schema object in the diagram and using the menu Edit->Import/Include Wizard.

Properties

Id - A user defined ID to uniquely identify the entity within the schema.
Namespace - The target namespace used in the imported schema.
Schema Location - The location of the schema to import, can be a url or relative path from this schema file.

Sample

The following XSD code

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-16"?>

<!-- Created with Liquid XML Studio (https://www.liquid-technologies.com) -->

<xs:schema xmlns:xs="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema">

<xs:import schemaLocation="CommonTypes.xsd" namespace="http://NamespaceTest.com/CommonTypes" />

...

</xs:schema>

Will be represented like this

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