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Validation of the data feed is a vital part of eSales Fashion to ensure a fully functional site.

Import validation

All files are automatically validated on import, where any XML syntax errors or detected content errors will cause the import to fail. Examples of content errors are duplicate keys, duplicate image URLs, missing mandatory information etc.

Given that the XML file has a valid syntax, an extensive summary of content errors, including examples, is found in the response of the import. Imports that fail due to syntax errors can be further tested and more closely analysed using XSD 1.1 Validation.

XSD 1.1 Validation

The data feed can be validated using the eSales Fashion XSD (version 1.1).

If no processes or tools for validation are available, use the following XSD validator. It is built on an open source project and includes all required dependencies for validating the data feed with the eSales Fashion XSD.

The data feed file can be validated using the following command (where my_data.xml is replaced with the name of the actual XML file):

java -jar xsd-validator.jar -sf esales-fashion-schema.xsd -if my_data.xml

Last update: May 18, 2020