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I have an XML document with multiple nodes called "Entity". I would like to create individual xml documents for each Entity.  I am using the addin XML_1.1.1.13 to read the xml file but I can't seem to figure out how to save out the individual entities.

I am successfully processing the XML file using the snippet below. Do I need to create a new XMLDoc and copy the nodes over one at a time?

 

$oXmlDoc = _XML_CreateDOMDocument(Default)
    _XML_Load($oXmlDoc,$sFileXML)  ;<== ENTER XML FILE PATH HERE

    ;Get number of Property nodes
    $oEntities= _XML_SelectNodes($oXmlDoc,"//Entity")

    For $oEntity In $oEntities
        Save Entity
    Next

 

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You could read the file and do a stringsplit and then write the contents into those other files.

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Could you post a sample XML file? :)


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On ‎12‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 3:11 PM, jdelaney said:

Use filewrite in your loop...write $oEnity.xml to each file.   use an id inside entity as the file name so they are all unique

Here is a typical XML file I am dealing with.  I would like to write each Entity as a separate XML file.

walkaround.xml

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Did you try as I suggested?  .xml on a node outputs the xml relative to that node.   throw it into a consoleoutput

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You could also parse out the <Entity> nodes using a regular expression.

#include <Constants.au3>

example()

Func example()
    Const $XML_FILE  = "walkaround.xml" ;<-- Point to your xml file

    Local $sXmlData  = FileRead($XML_FILE)
    Local $aEntities = StringRegExp($sXmlData, "(?s)(<Entity.*?</Entity>)", $STR_REGEXPARRAYGLOBALMATCH)

    FileDelete("~xml_file_*")
    For $i = 0 To UBound($aEntities) - 1
        FileWrite(StringFormat("~xml_file_%02i.xml", $i), $aEntities[$i])
    Next
EndFunc

 

Edited by TheXman

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;=============================================================================
#Region ;Includes
#RequireAdmin
;=============================================================================
#include <String.au3> ;This for _StringBetween
;=============================================================================
#EndRegion ;Includes
;=============================================================================
Global $StrBt
Global $FO = FileOpen('walkaround.xml')
Global $FR = FileRead($FO)
FileClose($FO)
$StrBt = _StringBetween($FR, '<Entity ', '</Entity>')
If Not @error Then
For $i = 0 To UBound($StrBt)-1
$FO = FileOpen(@ScriptDir&'\tmp\'& $i&'.txt', 10)
FileWrite($FO, $StrBt[$i])
FileClose($FO)
Next
MsgBox(64 + 262144, '', 'Done')
EndIf

 

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39 minutes ago, jdelaney said:

Did you try as I suggested?  .xml on a node outputs the xml relative to that node.   throw it into a consoleoutput

I tried but the files were 0bytes long.

For $oEntity In $oEntities
         $sString = ""
         filewrite("c:\temp\test"& $cnt & ".xml", $oEntity)
         $cnt = $cnt+1
     Next

 

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The StringBetween approach works (with some very minor adjustments to output formatting to maintain correct XML formating). I am sure the regular expression approach would work as well but I have not used to using regular expressions much.

It would have been nice if filewrite( filename, $oEntity) would have worked but as I indicated, that only output 0 bytes.

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In the remarks of Filewrite:

"The file must be opened in write mode or the FileWrite() command will fail."

Maybe it has something to do with that.

Try opening using flag 9 or 10 and then write and then close.


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3 hours ago, ijourneaux said:

It would have been nice if filewrite( filename, $oEntity) would have worked but as I indicated, that only output 0 bytes.

This works for me.  It uses the .xml property that @jdelaney was referring to.

#include <xml.au3>  ;<-- Change to your location

example()

Func example()
    Const $XML_FILE  = "walkaround.xml" ;<-- Point to your xml file

    Local $oXmlDoc, $oNode
    Local $iNodeCount = 0

    ;Load XML file
    $oXmlDoc = _XML_CreateDOMDocument()
    $oXmlDoc = _XML_Load($oXmlDoc, $XML_FILE)

    ;Get number of Entity nodes
    $iNodeCount = _XML_GetNodesCount($oXmlDoc, "//Entity")

    ;Write each Entity node to a separate file
    FileDelete("~xml_file_*")
    For $i = 1 To $iNodeCount
        $oNode = _XML_SelectSingleNode($oXmlDoc, StringFormat("//Entity[%i]", $i))
        FileWrite(StringFormat("~xml_file_%02i.xml", $i), $oNode.xml)
    Next
EndFunc

 

Edited by TheXman

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Unfortunately it doesn't quite work the way I need. When I use the approach proposed by TheXMan, I end up losing the <Entities> node that wraps all of the Entity nodes. 
 

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<Entities>
...
</Entities>

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