You can use XML Notepad 2007 to vaildate your XML files.

  1. Download it free from the following link:
    Note that you may first need to download .NET Frameworks 2.0, which can be found at this link:
  2. On the XML Notepad 2007 screen, click on the download button.
  3. Save the file to your desk top. Then, click on the icon to launch the setup program. Select "Run" to start the installation.
  4. Download the appropriate schema from CEPI. For the General Collection that can be found at:
  5. Transfer the Exported SPM file to your desk top.
  6. Launch XML Notepad and Open the XML file you just exported.
  7. Select View => Schema, which will open a popup window.
  8. In the popup window, choose File => Add Schemas and select the General Collection schema you downloaded from CEPI's website.
  9. The bottom pane shows your errors. These errors need to be corrected in SPM, and then a new file needs to be built and exported before you can successfully submit to the state.

For an additional validation tool, see the MISD MSDS Program at their website:

Instructions including the user id and password can be found on this site as well.

To install the software:

  1. Save the software to your desktop.
  2. Close all programs that are running - including email.
  3. We recommend registering to receive updates, which can also be accomplished from the link above.

Running the Macomb software is NOT a requirement to submitting your State MSDS file. The State MSDS system has it's own validations/reports and is the official and required submission.

Page last modified on Thursday 07 of January, 2010 17:48:40 EST