Grid-ML XML Schema Viewer
A lightning fast and intuitive tool for viewing and searching XML Schemas.
Grid-ML XML Schema Viewer is an online tool for viewing and searching W3C XML Schemas (XSD) that helps non-technical users work with large data models and complex industry data standards.
Business analysts and software developers spend a considerable amount of time searching various data models to understand how the data is structured, how it relates to previous versions of a model, and how to map the information to their systems. That leads to increased development costs, hard-to-find errors, unexpected rework, and project delays.
Full-blown XML editors like XMLSpy® and Sparx EA are good for creating schemas but are not aimed to help you search and discover. Their graphical view is not adequate for large schemas and their XML text view is too technical for most business users. Spreadsheet tools like MS Excel and Google Sheets are not setup for dealing with hierarchical data, search is extremely slow, and the search results are difficult to visualize.
Grid-ML XML Schema Viewer has an exclusive columnar view that provides easy navigation through the data structure and a dedicated search screen that allows for fast searching into data point names, schema comments, and enumeration values. Once found, the data path and its definition can be easily copied and pasted into any document or spreadsheet.
How it works
Choose a schema
Grid-ML supports both standard and proprietary schemas. Upload your own files or use one of the pre-loaded public schemas.
Select a subset
Grid-ML allows you to specify which sub-set of the schema you want to use. That comes in handy for schemas that provide multiple options of top-level elements.
Start viewing and searching
Drill down into the data structure or simply enter the term you’re looking for and Grid-ML will automatically search your schemas as you type.
Rinse and Repeat
Set up as many schemas and root nodes as you need and feel free to modify your settings at any time. Grid-ML remembers your configuration when you log back in, so you can continue your work where you left it off.
Drill down into the data structure and see the full context of each container, data point, and attribute.
The exclusive columnar view is optimized to allow you to quickly and efficiently move around the schema hierarchy. The screen shows all the information you need, but nothing more. No diagrams or tree controls to get in your way. The width of each column adjusts automatically and works well with even the longest data names.
Get search results immediately as you type and see all the information you need in one screen.
When the target word or phrase has multiple possible matches, Grid-ML shows the locations of all data items in an uncluttered, hierarchical schema view. The business analyst can quickly drill down to the relevant locations to search deeper. The search results can be filtered to show just container elements, data point elements, attributes, and enumerations. The search can also be set to include or exclude data types and definitions.
- Reduces the time needed to develop data mapping and business rules specifications.
- Reduces rework by improving the accuracy of the specifications.
- Reduces ramp-up time needed for team members to learn a data model.
- Facilitates the communication between teams and partners by allowing everyone to easily access all the information about each data point.
- Facilitates the development and maintenance of data interfaces.
Search and visualize data models.
Create specifications for mapping data between industry standards and proprietary schemas.
Create specifications for data validation and business rules.
Compare different versions of data standards and reference models.
Grid-ML works with proprietary schemas as well as industry data standards such as:
MISMO XML (Mortgage Industry Standards Maintenance Organization) is the standards development body for the mortgage industry. Grid-ML XML Schema Viewer allows you to load and visualize all versions of the MISMO XML schemas.
UMDP - The Uniform Mortgage Data Program® (UMDP®) is an effort undertaken jointly by Fannie Mae® and Freddie Mac® at the direction of the Federal Housing Finance Agency to enhance data quality and standardization. Grid-ML supports UMDP published schemas including: ULAD (Uniform Loan Application Dataset), UAD (Uniform Appraisal Dataset), UCD (Uniform Closing Dataset), and ULDD (Uniform Loan Delivery Dataset).
- NIEM (National Information Exchange Model) is a common vocabulary that enables efficient information exchange across diverse public and private organizations.
- ACORD (Association for Cooperative Operations Research and Development) is the global standards-setting body for the insurance and related financial services industries.
Grid-ML also supports advanced W3C® XML Schema (XSD) features, including: namespaces, prefixes, abstract elements, substitution groups, recursive definitions, includes, imports, and redefines.