Adding a group reference

Reuse a global group that you have defined.

Before you begin

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

About this task

After you have defined a group, you can include a reference to it in other objects. You define the group only once, and can then easily reuse it. Any changes that you make to the group are automatically reflected in other objects that contain a reference to the group.


  1. In the Outline, select the message, element, type, or group that you want to add a group reference to.
  2. Right-click in the Editor area of the screen and select Add Group Reference.
  3. Select the appropriate group from the list.
    A reference to the group is inserted. An arrow by the group name denotes that it is a reference to another group.