About Altova XMLSpy Professional XML Editor

XML development environment.

Altova XMLSpy is an XML editor and development environment for all XML-related technologies. It offers the world’s leading schema designer, code generation, file converters, debuggers, profilers, full database integration, support for XSD, XSLT, XPath, XQuery, WSDL, SOAP, XBRL, and Office Open XML, and much more.

Altova XMLSpy Highlights

XML Editing & Validation

  • Validation & well-formedness checking
  • Integration with installed RaptorXML Servers for hyper-fast validation
  • Text view with syntax coloring & code completion
  • Grid view with code completion
  • Authentic eForms view
  • Browser view
  • Project management with source control system support
  • Find & replace across a project and/or multiple files
  • XML differencing
  • Embedding external files (e.g., images) in XML
  • Multi-language spell checker
  • XML viewer

XML Schema / DTD Tools

  • Support for XML Schema 1.0 and 1.1
  • Graphical XML Schema Editor
  • Sample instance generation from Schema/DTD
  • DTD <=> XML Schema conversion
  • Database schema <=> XML Schema conversion
  • Schema/DTD generation from use cases
  • Refactoring support for XML Schemas
  • User-defined sample values for XML instance generation
  • Fixed & customizable XML Schema documentation

XSLT Tools

  • Support for XSLT 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0
  • XSLT editor
  • XSLT Info window
  • XSL Outline window
  • XSLT debugger
  • Support for Java, C#, JavaScript, VBScript in XSLT

XPath Tools

  • Support for XPath 1.0, 2.0, and 3.1
  • XPath Analyzer
  • Intelligent XPath auto-completion
  • XPath Debugger
  • Automatic XPath generation for XML nodes
  • XPath execution across a project and/or multiple files

XQuery Tools

  • Support for XQuery 1.0 and 3.1
  • XQuery Editor
  • XQuery Update Facility Editor with results preview
  • XQuery Debugger

HTML & CSS Tools

  • HTML5, HTML4, & XHTML editor
  • CSS3 & CSS2.1 editor

JSON Tools

  • JSON Schema Editor & Generator
  • JSON Validator
  • JSON Editor
  • JSON <=> XML conversion
  • XML Schema <=> JSON Schema conversion

Supported Databases

  • Microsoft® SQL Server® 2005, 2008, 2012, 2014
  • PostgreSQL 8, 9.0.10, 9.1.6, 9.2.1, 9.4
  • IBM DB2® ; 8, 9, 9.5, 9.7, 10.1, 10.5
  • IBM DB2 for iSeries® v6.1, 7.1
  • Informix® 11.7
  • Oracle® 9i, 10g, 11g, 12c
  • MySQL® 5, 5.1, 5.5, 5.6
  • Sybase® ASE 15
  • Microsoft Access™ 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013
  • SQLite 3.x
  • Firebird 2.5

ZIP Archive Tools

  • Accessing, modifying, and editing files in ZIP archives
  • Editing, validating, and previewing EPUB 2.x files

Office 2007+ / OOXML Tools

  • Viewing & editing OOXML in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Transforming OOXML with XSLT
  • Processing OOXML with XQuery

XBRL Tools

  • Integration with installed RaptorXML+XBRL Servers for hyper-fast validation

Automation Support

  • Scripting environment & forms editor
  • OLE support
  • ActiveX Control
  • Command-line interface

Global Resources

  • Configure / switch to multiple deployment environments
  • Deep integration with MissionKit tools

Multi-purpose IDE Integration

  • Visual Studio integration
  • Eclipse integration