Ever asked yourself how you can monitor or validate your xml files?
BeyondXML has a unique feature of statistics. As you can see for this xml file, BeyondXML gives you File statistics : number of nodes, attributes, elements etc. creating thus a very convenient general overview.
Moreover, when hovering on a Node, you get the Statistics for a specific node (in our case the hovered node has 271 sub-nodes, 101 attributes, goes deep, 8 levels etc.)
This is very convenient to monitor and validate files at a high level view when doing integration or even for business analysts who want to check the data.
Note that the Statistics always appear in the Tree View from which you can easily and intuitively edit your xml file.
While working with a file, you can use the statistics to check that the evolution of the file on high level against what you expect. Monitor changes and keep an eye at the top level while working on the lower ones.
Imagine the case where 2 persons worked on the same file.
Now you want to keep one file, but not everyone documents well his work nor add in a clear and easy way to find the addition/changes etc.
For that matter you have the COMPARE feature!
Simply upload the 2 files to compare one next to the other and create a comparison.
You will be able to see the result in the TREE view or in the Text view with color coding: missing lines and elements are displayed in blue; - differences are displayed in red- identical elements remain black.
You can merge items from the right side file to the left side file and vice-versa.
Alternatively, you can work in parallel on several files while having the comparison between them handy.
Use 'Compare' for a quick version control checking what has changed between versions.
After comparing the files, you can define the scope of work from the clear Tree view and Statistics.
You need the approval from your manager or customer? Simply send this comparison as a report!
By using the report feature, you will be able to share the comparison of the files which with third parties gaining in time, clarity and efficiency.
Estimating efforts, getting approvals or performing analyses has become a fast and easy task.
Ok, so I have that big file and I am looking for a specific item... Why not hide unnecessary elements and organize the data to get a clear view?
Filter lets you do that. Pick and choose row and column, hide or show and find what you are looking for! And of course there is also a 'FIND'... but Filter shows you only the tree (xml code) you want to seem in the large xml forest.
In the second example, the language in the title is hidden, making the tree smaller and easier to check.
Wouldn't it be easier to work on an xml file in a tree view the same way xml is organized?BeyondXML has created if for you: from now on, you can edit your xml file in text view mode as well as in a tree view mode and work simply and easily.