Excel not creating full schema - please help!


New Member
Jan 26, 2014
<rate<font color="#000000"><rate name="SEATTLE" code="1726" staterate="0.065" localrate="0.036">I have a working spreadsheet which uses a vba to query a web service and return a tax value and other information.

However, recently I found a bug that stems from excel having not created the schema fully, therefore I am not getting enough of the values I need refreshed in Excel.

Without modifying the vba, I think I can get what I need with the correct schema.

To be clear, the spreadsheet works refreshing the xml, but the bug is that in some search queries, the rate and localrate under response are not matching the staterate and localrate under rate below. So I am returning an incorrect tax rate. Please take a look and see if you can help. :)

Here is the xml output from the web service:
<rate name="SEATTLE" code="1726" staterate="0.065" localrate="0.036">
<response loccode="1726" localrate="0.036" rate="0.101" code="0"><addressline houselow="700" househigh="700" evenodd="E" street="5TH AVE" state="WA" zip="98104" plus4="3743" period="Q32017" code="1726" rta="Y" ptba="King PTBA" cez="Duwamish"/><rate name="SEATTLE" code="1726" staterate="0.065" localrate="0.036"/></response>
Here is the url which brings up that xml return:

The part of the xml that Excel is not creating schema for is:
<rate<font color="#000000">
<rate name="SEATTLE" code="1726" staterate="0.065" localrate="0.036"/>
Here is a picture in excel of what that looks like, I have circled the area where Excel is not loading the schema:

Also, in case I have done something wrong, or you can modify my VBA to get the excel file to return all refreshed values, here is the VBA I'm using to call for the tax rate:
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()Dim Cit As Variant
Dim Zip As Variant
Dim Stree As Variant
Dim rate As Variant
Zip = Cells(10, 10)
Cit = Cells(9, 10)
Stree = Cells(8, 10)
rate = Cells(12, 42)
Dim Map As XmlMap

Set Map = ActiveWorkbook.XmlMaps(1)
Map.DataBinding.LoadSettings "http://dor.wa.gov/AddressRates.aspx?output=xml&addr= " & Stree & "   &city=" & Cit & " &zip= " & Zip & ""

End Sub
And here is the link to download the Excel file:
Thanks so much for any help, it is greatly appreciated, I am stumped.



New Member
Jan 26, 2014
I am not opposed to manually editing the xmlmap schema in the excel file itself, but turning my .xlsm into a .zip, and manually editing the schema in a text editor.

But of course, I am sort of hacking my way through it with no success.

Here is the schema Excel created which I have opened from the zipped file contents:
<MapInfo xmlns="http://schemas.openxmlformats.org/spreadsheetml/2006/main" SelectionNamespaces=""><Schema ID="Schema1"><xsd:schema xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns=""><xsd:element nillable="true" name="response"><xsd:complexType><xsd:sequence minOccurs="0"><xsd:element minOccurs="0" nillable="true" name="addressline" form="unqualified"><xsd:complexType><xsd:attribute name="houselow" form="unqualified" type="xsd:integer"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="househigh" form="unqualified" type="xsd:integer"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="evenodd" form="unqualified" type="xsd:string"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="street" form="unqualified" type="xsd:string"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="state" form="unqualified" type="xsd:string"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="zip" form="unqualified" type="xsd:integer"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="plus4" form="unqualified" type="xsd:integer"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="period" form="unqualified" type="xsd:string"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="code" form="unqualified" type="xsd:integer"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="rta" form="unqualified" type="xsd:string"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="ptba" form="unqualified" type="xsd:string"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="cez" form="unqualified" type="xsd:string"></xsd:attribute></xsd:complexType></xsd:element><xsd:element minOccurs="0" nillable="true" name="rate" form="unqualified"><xsd:complexType><xsd:attribute name="name" form="unqualified" type="xsd:string"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="code" form="unqualified" type="xsd:integer"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="staterate" form="unqualified" type="xsd:double"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="localrate" form="unqualified" type="xsd:double"></xsd:attribute></xsd:complexType></xsd:element></xsd:sequence><xsd:attribute name="loccode" form="unqualified" type="xsd:integer"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="localrate" form="unqualified" type="xsd:double"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="rate" form="unqualified" type="xsd:double"></xsd:attribute><xsd:attribute name="code" form="unqualified" type="xsd:integer"></xsd:attribute></xsd:complexType></xsd:element></xsd:schema></Schema><Map ID="1" Name="response_Map" RootElement="response" SchemaID="Schema1" ShowImportExportValidationErrors="false" AutoFit="false" Append="false" PreserveSortAFLayout="true" PreserveFormat="true"><DataBinding FileBinding="true" ConnectionID="2" DataBindingLoadMode="1"/></Map></MapInfo>

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