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I was searching the forum too find a way to read XML files. There are many options (also very old options), but my question is which is the best for now and which is the best for my problem?

I have a XML file like this:

<Data>
<Values>
<Info>Information value 1</Info>
<Info>Information value 2</Info>
</Values>
<Other>Other information</Other>
</Data>

What I want to have is a function where you can basically call the function 'getValue' or 'getValues' with the path to the value(s)

e.g.

getValue('Data\Other')

or

getValues('Data\Values\Info')

What is the best solution for me? Hope someone can help me out.

Regards,
lrstndm

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That should give you an idea of how to start.

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Example:

;~ Create the temp xml
#include <File.au3>

_FileCreate("Temp")
FileWrite("Temp","<Data><Values><Info>Information value 1</Info><Info>Information value 2</Info></Values><Other>Other information</Other></Data>")

Local $oXML = ObjCreate("Microsoft.XMLDOM")$oXML.load("Temp")

$oOther =$oXML.SelectSingleNode("//Data/Other")            ; or //Other
ConsoleWrite("$oOther.text=[" &$oOther.text & "]" & @CRLF)

$oInfos =$oXML.SelectNodes("//Data/Values/Info")   ; or //Info or //Data//Info or //Values/Info
For $oInfo In$oInfos

ConsoleWrite("$oInfo.text=[" &$oInfo.text  & "]" & @CRLF)
Next

outputs:

$oOther.text=[Other information]$oInfo.text=[Information value 1]
$oInfo.text=[Information value 2] IEbyXPATH-Grab IE DOM objects by XPATH IEscriptRecord-Makings of an IE script recorder ExcelFromXML-Create Excel docs without excel installed GetAllWindowControls-Output all control data on a given window. #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites jdelaney, Thank you! This is the thing I was been looking for. With this I can work on. #### Share this post ##### Link to post ##### Share on other sites ## Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment ## Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy! Register a new account ## Sign in Already have an account? Sign in here. Sign In Now Followers 0 • ### Similar Content • By Simpel Hi. I'm trying to write a xml. Here is my code: #include <_XMLDomWrapper.au3> #include <Date.au3> Global$g_sXMLFileName Global $g_sDestPath = @DesktopDir & "\" Global$g_sReturnedBID = "A10829" _makeXML() _AddXML(1, "A10829_Thomas/wav/T001.wav") _AddXML(2, "A10829_Thomas/wav/T002.wav") Exit Func _makeXML() Local $sXMLtime = StringReplace(StringReplace(StringReplace(_NowCalc()," ","_"),":","-"),"/","-") ; in yyyy-mm-dd_hh-mm-ss$g_sXMLFileName = $g_sDestPath &$g_sReturnedBID & "_" & "EB-Ton-Upload" & "_" & $sXMLtime & ".xml" _XMLCreateFile($g_sXMLFileName, "gemagvl", 1,1) _XMLFileOpen($g_sXMLFileName) EndFunc Func _AddXML($iCount, $sDateiname) _XMLCreateRootNodeWAttr("row", "count",$iCount, "") _XMLCreateChildNode("//row", "picklistenname", $g_sReturnedBID & "_EB-Ton-Upload") _XMLCreateChildNode("//row", "picklisteninfo") _XMLCreateChildNode("//row", "bid",$g_sReturnedBID) _XMLCreateChildNode("//row", "audiodateiname", $sDateiname) _XMLCreateChildNode("//row", "titel", StringTrimRight(StringTrimLeft($sDateiname, 7), 4)) _XMLCreateChildNode("//row", "interpret", "EB") _XMLCreateChildNode("//row", "quelle", "Ton") EndFunc It returns:
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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><gemagvl> <row count="1"> <picklistenname>A10829_EB-Ton-Upload</picklistenname> <picklisteninfo/> <bid>A10829</bid> <audiodateiname>A10829_Thomas/wav/T001.wav</audiodateiname> <titel>Thomas/wav/T002</titel> <interpret>EB</interpret> <quelle>Ton</quelle> </row> <row count="2"> <picklistenname>A10829_EB-Ton-Upload</picklistenname> <picklisteninfo/> <bid>A10829</bid> <audiodateiname>A10829_Thomas/wav/T002.wav</audiodateiname> <titel>Thomas/wav/T003</titel> <interpret>EB</interpret> <quelle>Ton</quelle> </row> </gemagvl> The second inserted nodes are double. How will it be going right?
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