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Display YAML Data

YAML format is widely used in software.

You can use PlantUML to visualize your data.

To activate this feature, the diagram must:
  • begin with @startyaml keyword
  • end with @endyaml keyword.

@startyaml
fruit: Apple
size: Large
color: Red
@endyaml

Complex example

@startyaml
doe: "a deer, a female deer"
ray: "a drop of golden sun"
pi: 3.14159
xmas: true
french-hens: 3
calling-birds: 
	- huey
	- dewey
	- louie
	- fred
xmas-fifth-day: 
	calling-birds: four
	french-hens: 3
	golden-rings: 5
	partridges: 
		count: 1
		location: "a pear tree"
	turtle-doves: two
@endyaml

Specific key (with symbols or unicode)

@startyaml
@fruit: Apple
$size: Large
&color: Red
❤: Heart
‰: Per mille
@endyaml

[Ref. QA-13376]

Highlight parts

Normal style

@startyaml
#highlight "french-hens"
#highlight "xmas-fifth-day" / "partridges"

doe: "a deer, a female deer"
ray: "a drop of golden sun"
pi: 3.14159
xmas: true
french-hens: 3
calling-birds: 
	- huey
	- dewey
	- louie
	- fred
xmas-fifth-day: 
	calling-birds: four
	french-hens: 3
	golden-rings: 5
	partridges: 
		count: 1
		location: "a pear tree"
	turtle-doves: two
@endyaml

Customised style

@startyaml
<style>
yamlDiagram {
    highlight {
      BackGroundColor red
      FontColor white
      FontStyle italic
    }
}
</style>
#highlight "french-hens"
#highlight "xmas-fifth-day" / "partridges"

doe: "a deer, a female deer"
ray: "a drop of golden sun"
pi: 3.14159
xmas: true
french-hens: 3
calling-birds: 
	- huey
	- dewey
	- louie
	- fred
xmas-fifth-day: 
	calling-birds: four
	french-hens: 3
	golden-rings: 5
	partridges: 
		count: 1
		location: "a pear tree"
	turtle-doves: two
@endyaml

[Ref. QA-13288]

Using (global) style

Without style (by default)

@startyaml
  -
    name: Mark McGwire
    hr:   65
    avg:  0.278
  -
    name: Sammy Sosa
    hr:   63
    avg:  0.288
@endyaml

With style

You can use style to change rendering of elements.

@startyaml
<style>
yamlDiagram {
  node {
    BackGroundColor lightblue
    LineColor lightblue
    FontName Helvetica
    FontColor red
    FontSize 18
    FontStyle bold
    BackGroundColor Khaki
    RoundCorner 0
    LineThickness 2
    LineStyle 10;5
    separator {
      LineThickness 0.5
      LineColor black
      LineStyle 1;5
    }
  }
  arrow {
    BackGroundColor lightblue
    LineColor green
    LineThickness 2
    LineStyle 2;5
  }
}
</style>
  -
    name: Mark McGwire
    hr:   65
    avg:  0.278
  -
    name: Sammy Sosa
    hr:   63
    avg:  0.288
@endyaml

[Ref. QA-13123]