Notice! This page describes the nature of the error using a hypothetical example and not the erroneous data of the input test file. You should however be able to apply this information to your error case.

General description of the error:

The format of the error message: ElementPrefixUnbound : The prefix "" for element "" is not bound.

Error description in schema standard: http://www.w3.org/TR/2007/WD-xmlsche...0/#nss_langids

Possible causes for this error:

  • File with country specific namespace validated against pipe not expecting that namespace
  • Namespace prefix is defined within element, even though it is not expected (not bound to a namespace). For example:


Error message: Fatal Error ElementPrefixUnbound : The prefix "xs" for element "xs:OrgId" is not bound. 

How to fix:

  • removing xs:



  • Or by adding / fixing namespace declaration.

<Document xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns="urn:iso:std:iso:20022:tech:xsd:pain.001.001.03">

More information: This error is related to XML namespaces. More information can be found here http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml-names/