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VA Technical Reference Model v 24.4

Extensible Markup Language (XML)Spy
Extensible Markup Language (XML)Spy Technology

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Description: Extensible Markup Language (XML)Spy is an XML editor for modeling, editing, transforming, and debugging XML-related technologies. This software provides a graphical schema designer, a code generator, file converters, debuggers, profilers, full database integration, and Visual Studio and Eclipse integration.

There are two editions of XMLSpy: XMLSpy Professional Edition (limited version) and XMLSpy Enterprise Edition (full version). This entry covers both editions.

This technology enables users to connect to a variety of data stores (which may be a database server or database file) such as Microsoft Access, Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL) Server, SQLite, PostgreSQL, MySQL Database, Oracle Database, and IBM DB2. The software can then perform operations such as querying the database, importing the database structure as an XML Schema, generating an XML data file from the database, and exporting data to a database. This product does not support encryption.
Technology/Standard Usage Requirements: Users must ensure their use of this technology/standard is consistent with VA policies and standards, including, but not limited to, VA Handbooks 6102 and 6500; VA Directives 6004, 6513, and 6517; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Users must ensure sensitive data is properly protected in compliance with all VA regulations. Prior to use of this technology, users should check with their supervisor, Information Security Officer (ISO), Facility Chief Information Officer (CIO), or local Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) representative to ensure that all actions are consistent with current VA policies and procedures prior to implementation.
Section 508 Information: This technology has been assessed by the Section 508 Office and found non-conformant. The Implementer of this technology has the responsibility to ensure the version deployed is 508-compliant. Section 508 compliance may be reviewed by the Section 508 Office and appropriate remedial action required if necessary. For additional information or assistance regarding Section 508, please contact the Section 508 Office at Please see reference tab for more information concerning product versions.
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Decision Source: TRM Mgmt Group
Decision Process: One-VA TRM v22.12
Decision Date: 12/20/2022 at 21:00:37 UTC
Aliases: XMLSpy
Introduced By: Enterprise Program Management Office (EPMO) TRM Team
Vendor Name: Altova
- The information contained on this page is accurate as of the Decision Date (12/20/2022 at 21:00:37 UTC).