User Guide : Managing Schema : Creating Schemas : Creating Schema Manually
 
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Creating Schema Manually
Manually creating a schema is a direct way to create a schema for a certain connector type of data. In this way, you have flexibility to add record types and define the name, data type, and size when adding fields in a record type. Since it involves quite a lot of effort to create a complex schema manually, it is usually used to create simple schema.
To manually create a schema:
1. Select a DataConnect project and do any of the following:
Go to File > New > Schema.
Click the arrow in /download/attachments/24975431/ProjectExplorer_New_Icon.png?version=1&modificationDate=1489225704805&api=v2 and then click Schema.
Right-click on the project and then click New > Schema.
The New Schema File page is displayed.
 
If v9 compatibility mode is enabled, then when you select any of the preceding option, the Select a Schema Type window is displayed. Select Structured Schema and click Next.
2. Select the project where you want to create the schema and in the Schema File Name field, type a name for the schema and click Next.
The Select Schema Type and Connector page is displayed.
3. Specify the following:
Choose Schema Type - Select Source to create a schema for the source data or Target to create a schema for the target data.
Choose Connector - From the drop-down list, select a connector. Connections determine the data types that will be used to build the schema.
4. Click Next.
The Select Schema Creation Method page is displayed.
5. Select Manually and click Finish.
A new schema file is created with a default empty record type R1 and it opens as a separate editor. For R1, you start adding fields with the required name, data type, and size. You can also add new record type, The file extension for schema is .schema.
For information about the Schema Editor, see Exploring Schema Editor.