Changing the type of an element

Change the type of an element, for example from integer to float.

Before you begin

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


  1. In the Outline view, select the parent of the element that you want to change.
    For example, to change a local element in a message, select the parent message.
  2. In the editor area, click the Type property of the object, and select the appropriate type from the list.
    • Click Anonymous to define a new local complex type.
    • Click Browse to open a Type Selection window. From here, if the type that you require is not found, you can add a reference to another schema.