First, use RegexBuddy to define a regex or retrieve a regexp saved in a RegexBuddy library. Rely on RegexBuddy's clear regex analysis, which is constantly updated as you build the pattern, rather than dealing with the cryptic regex syntax on your own. Detailed help on that syntax is always only a click away.
If you copied a regex written for another programming language, simply paste it into RegexBuddy, and select the original regex flavor. RegexBuddy will then automatically convert it to the XML Schema regex flavor when you generate an XML Schema snippet.
If you created a new regular expression, test and debug it in RegexBuddy before using it in your XML schemas. Test each regex in RegexBuddy's safe sandbox without risking precious data. Quickly apply the regex to a wide variety of input and sample data, without having to produce that input through your XML tools.
Finally, let RegexBuddy generate an XML snippet that you can copy and paste directly into whichever XML editor you use. Just choose what you want to use the regex for, and a fully functional code snippet is ready. You can change the names of types and attributes to suit your naming style or the current situation, which RegexBuddy automatically remembers.
Don't worry about properly replacing ampersands and angle brackets with XML entities. Just tell RegexBuddy what you want to do, and you will get the proper XML code straight away.
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"I'm a software developer using BizTalk to process XML files. Recently we have had a project where over 250'000 XMLs had to be parsed before processing. RegexBuddy not only helped simplify the process, but was able to help me to optimize my statements to clean up the data so that we could process them effectively and correctly.
"Since using RegexBuddy, my Regular Expression skills have helped my career by becoming a knowledge source for regular expressions for within my office, and I get to still use it in my everyday work for complex find and replace expressions."
— Dominic Zukiewicz
14 June 2007, United Kingdom