Who Uses This Software?

XMLSpy is for application developers in all industries and at organizations of any size.


Average Ratings

12 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4.5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $499.00/one-time/user
  • Pricing Details
    Free, fully functional 30-day trial available prior to purchase.
  • Free Trial
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Live Online
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Altova
  • www.altova.com
  • Founded 1992
  • United States

About XMLSpy

XML development environment for modeling, editing, debugging, and transforming all XML technologies.


XMLSpy Features

  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Code Refactoring
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Data Modeling
  • Debugging
  • Deployment Management
  • Mobile Development
  • No-Code
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Source Control
  • Web App Development

XMLSpy Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Capterra loader

Great Product!

Mar 13, 2019
5/5
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5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: XMLSpy is a full featured markup language editor. I am able to work within multiple markup languages, including XSLT and easily debug my code using this product.

Cons: In my opinion the cost is a little high for this product. But if you work in coding (by hand) these languages on a daily basis then it is worth it.

Overall: I've written tens of thousands of lines of XSLT code using XMLSpy. It is my favorite XML editor.

The best software for managing XML

Nov 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1.Continue updates

2. Complete solution

3.Useful for generating the dabase model

4.Fast

Cons: The interface could be improved; functions sometimes remain difficult to find

Overall: I have uploaded XML of some data sources into my relationship database, creating the database model with the automatic function

Great product for using and maintaining XML code

Jul 27, 2017
4/5
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3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Features, features, features. Everything and anything that you might like to do with XML files and some things you may not realize you could do

- Straightforward interface

- Customer support was excellent although typical menu system to talk to a real person

Cons: - Examples are not great. Too complex in some ways and not enough explanations of how to use features. Need a better set of examples and perhaps one that continues through all the features.

- Renewals are end of September which is problematic as that is in the middle of peak use time for us

Overall: - Manipulating and maintaining XML and JSON files easily.

A feature rich development tool for any XML Developer

Dec 09, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The tool has inbuilt validation and auto complete, which is great with any tool a developer uses. Add in syntax colouring and indenting makes any XML file easy to read.

Overall: This is an outstanding tool packed with features. It lets you manage any XMLs DTD, with out of the box schema and XSL style sheet editors. You can easily import any XML and the UI interface makes it so easy to view XML files and edit your code. The tool has inbuilt validation and auto complete, which is great with any tool a developer uses. Add in syntax colouring and indenting makes any XML file easy to read.

Advanced users only

Jul 17, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I like that it allows you to validate the files you are working with against a schema fairly conveniently

Cons: There is no free version of the software so you would have to get your company to purchase it for you

Overall: I use it to save time because I can automatically check something just by importing another file

Long term XML Spy Customer

Jan 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I have used XMLSpy for over 10 years and across multiple jobs/employers. I have found it nearly indispensable when designing complex schemas. The interface is intuitive and it makes easy actions easy and difficult actions possible.

Cons: The only downside to XMLSpy is the cost. I've had several employers balk at the cost but it more than pays for itself in productivity gains in my opinion.

The tool for working with XML

Dec 13, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: It has numerous features.

Cons: Because of many features can be difficult to start using.

Overall: This is the tool if you have to do some serious work with XMLs. It fully supports different versions of WSDL and offers a tool for building schemas with great debug capability. You can run requests from the tool and see responses in raw or formatted way.

It comes in several versions with different pricing and functionalities. I have only used the lowest pricing version and it was already enough for my needs. It's definitely the tool of choice for developers who need to communicate though WSDL and exchange data with XML.

Recommendations to other buyers: Free software like SoapUI offer some similar functionality.

Capterra loader

Very useful and widely used XML software. Helps making work on XML very easy.

Jul 20, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Parsing XML using XML spy is very easy. Provide flexibility in adding tags in the middle of the XML file very easy

Cons: The cost of the software is a bit more compared to competitors. Also not allowing online formatting of XML even after purchase.

Great way to parse and manipulate XML files

Jul 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: I like the ability to open, edit, parse and view my XML files. I used it to edit a library file for another software I frequently use and was able to make bulk changes.

Cons: I thought its interface could have been a little bit easier to understand and use. Otherwise I don't have any complaints.

Overall: I was able to go through and make bulk edits to a large file and got my results done quickly.

Texan-XMLSpy

Jan 30, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: XMLSpy is a commercial XML development environment supporting XSLT, CSS, XQuery, XML Schema and many other specifications. It offers an "XML editor, the original graphical schema designer, a code generator, file converters, debuggers, profilers, full database integration, support for WSDL, SOAP, XSLT, XPath, XQuery, and Open XML documents, plus VS .NET and Eclipse plug-ins, and more." I heavily use xml spy in my api implementation. I can not imagine my Integration carrier with out XML SPY.

Allows you to create XML documents in a visual environment

May 02, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Allows you to view your your xml data in a whole new way from text view, grid view, Schema view that aid xml editing and debugging

Cons: You have to shell out a lot of money to get a professional or enterprise license

Good IDE for XML Developers

Dec 06, 2016
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money

Comments: If you're looking for an easy to use IDE for XML development then XML Spy is the product for you. One downside is that the program will change the default file association for txt files, making XML Spy the default.