Defining attributeGroups in XML Schemas - Diagram View

You define attributeGroups in much the same way that you define element groups - by creating the attributes you want to add to the attributeGroup, creating the attributeGroup, and then dragging-and-dropping the attributes in the attributeGroup. As with element groups, you can define the attributeGroup first and then add new attributes to it, if you prefer. The following procedure describes how to create an attributeGroup by creating the attributes at the same time you create the attributeGroup.

To define an attributeGroup:
1. Right-click the schema node .
2. In the shortcut menu, select Add > AttributeGroup.

Alternatives: This operation is also available from the XMLSchema > Diagram > Add > AttributeGroup menu and from the Add button .

The new attributeGroup is added to the XML Schema. It is displayed in the diagram and in the text pane (if you have it open). The properties for the new attributeGroup are displayed in the Properties window.

3. Right-click the new attributeGroup.
4. In the shortcut menu that appears, select Add > Attribute.

The new attribute is added to the attributeGroup.

6. Enter or select the type of the attribute.
7. Repeat step 3 through step 6 for each attribute that you want to be in the group.
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