Adding a local element

Use the outline view of the DFDL schema editor to add a local element.

Before you begin

Create or open a DFDL schema file. See DFDL schema editor for a description of the DFDL schema editor.


  1. If necessary, in the Outline view, select the appropriate part of the schema.
    This action displays the selected area in the main editing area.
  2. In the main editing area, right-click the parent element and select either Add a Local Element or Add Complex local element. If you are adding a complex local element, specify whether it is a sequence or a choice element.
    The new element is created as the last child of the parent element.
  3. Optional: Use the Up and Down arrows above the table that you are working in to reposition the new element.