date fromat in xmlGenerator

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magaly
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date fromat in xmlGenerator

Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:20 pm

Hi,

I am trying to generate date format from xsd file through xml generator
to do so I am defining the date in XSD.

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                 <xs:simpleType name="myType">
                     <xs:restriction base="xs:dateTime">
         <xs:pattern value="\d\d\d\d-\d\d-\d\dT\d\d:\d\d:\d\d\.\d\d\d\d\d\d"/>
                     </xs:restriction>
                 </xs:simpleType>


It actually generates the appropriate date but the document checker raise an error saying that the value of the element is not valid, do you have an Idea of why this error is raised ?

generated date is : <myType>2006-05-04T18:13:51.0</myType>

Regards
adrian
Posts: 2326

Re: date fromat in xmlGenerator

Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:06 pm

Hi,

Check the full error message from the manual validation (Document > Validate >Validate, Ctrl+Shift+V). It explains that the value is invalid with respect to your restriction pattern.
cvc-pattern-valid: Value '2006-05-04T18:13:51.0' is not facet-valid with respect to pattern '\d\d\d\d-\d\d-\d\dT\d\d:\d\d:\d\d\.\d\d\d\d\d\d' for type

To clarify, your pattern specifies 6 digits for milliseconds (after the last dot), but the XML Generator has generated it as a xs:dateTime and specified just one digit ("0"). It will validate with 6 digits, "000000".

If that was not your intention (to force the use of 6 digits for milliseconds), you can relax the pattern a bit. Replace the trailing "\.\d\d\d\d\d\d" with "\.\d+" (one or more digits).

Regards,
Adrian
Adrian Buza
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
http://www.oxygenxml.com
magaly
Posts: 3

Re: date fromat in xmlGenerator

Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:17 am

Hi Adrian,

Thank you for your answer. The thing that I do not understand is that the date I have on xml was generated by Oxygen from the xsd file so why it is not following the given pattern ?
Maybe the restriction is not taken into account ?

Regards,
Magaly
adrian
Posts: 2326

Re: date fromat in xmlGenerator

Fri Jan 13, 2017 6:09 pm

Hi,

Given the example you have provided, you most likely have in Generate Sample XML Files > Options > Settings, "Values of elements and attributes" set to "Default (ignore restrictions)". It should be set to "Random (apply restrictions)".

However, in this case I see it's not working, not even with the correct option being set. The problem seems to be that dateTime is already defining a base pattern for the value and the XML Generator is unable to compose/deduce a single regex pattern (needed for random generation with restrictions) that satisfies both the dateTime pattern and your restriction pattern. It picks the first pattern (dateTime) and uses that.
I've logged this on our issue tracking tool to investigate if there's a way to accommodate this.

Regards,
Adrian
Adrian Buza
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
http://www.oxygenxml.com
magaly
Posts: 3

Re: date fromat in xmlGenerator

Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:18 am

Hi Adrian,

Thank's a lot for the attention you have on this topic, let's keep in touch to know what solution the investigations are suggesting.

Regards

Magaly
mboivin
Posts: 1

Re: date fromat in xmlGenerator

Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:48 pm

Hello,

Are there any development on this issue? I'm facing a similar problem. With the following element definition:

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  <xs:element name="TimeStamp">
    <xs:simpleType>
      <xs:restriction base="xs:dateTime">
        <xs:minInclusive value="2016-01-01T00:00:00"/>
        <xs:maxInclusive value="2017-08-31T23:59:59"/>
      </xs:restriction>
    </xs:simpleType>
  </xs:element>


The xmlGenerator generates the following: <TimeStamp>2019-08-07T11:22:04</TimeStamp>.
While this TimeStamp is a valid date and time, it does not follow the min/max inclusive restrictions.
adrian
Posts: 2326

Re: date fromat in xmlGenerator

Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:57 pm

Hi,

There is no development in this regard.
Currently there is no way for the pattern generator to combine the two patterns into one.

Regards,
Adrian
Adrian Buza
<oXygen/> XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
http://www.oxygenxml.com

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