To validate entities when you're creating or updating your feed, use the following JSON Schemas. The schemas are based on the JSON Schema specification. By adding a unit test to validate the entities you generate, you can detect issues that would impact the feed quality. You can also use these schemas during the development of your feed to avoid common errors.
Select a Media Actions schema
- Video On Demand Schema validates
- Live TV Schema validates
- Music Schema validates
- Radio Schema validates
Use the specification on this site as the source of truth, since these schemas may not have all the features implemented.
Choose a validator
You can find the list of validator implementations on json-schema.org.
The schemas provided are written in draft 7, so the implementation you choose needs to support this version to work properly.
Example of validation
The following example show how to validate all entities present in a file
feed.json using the schema file
schema.json and the jsonschema python module. The entities are in the
dataFeedElement as specified in the data feed envelope documentation.
import json from jsonschema import validate # Loading the schema file with open("schema.json", "r") as fp: schema = json.load(fp) # Opening the feed with open("feed.json", "r") as fp: feed = json.load(fp) # Validating each entity in the feed for entity in feed["dataFeedElement"] : try: validate(schema=schema, instance=entity) print("Entity validated successfully") except Exception as e: # e may contain an explanation as to why the entity wasn't valid print("Failed to validate the entity")