Saving and Validating Your Changes

Anytime you create a new custom XML file or make changes to an existing custom XML file, you should save your changes and then perform a validation. The validation ensures that the custom XML is properly formed and will interact correctly with Security Controls's primary patch XML file.

You should always save the custom XML file before performing the validation. If you don't save the file the validation will be performed on the previously saved version of the file.

To validate a custom XML file:

  1. Save the file by selecting File > Save.
  2. In the left-hand pane select the topmost folder.
    This folder specifies the location of the custom XML file.
  3. In the right-hand pane click Validate XML.
    The results are displayed in the Validation Results section at the bottom of the right-hand pane. If an error is detected you must correct that error before attempting to use the custom XML file.