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   Re: [xml-dev] XML to ASCII format

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[Danny Ayers]

> >> Can any body help me For Converting XML file  to ASCII file.
> >> so that ASCII format later can be upload into RDBMS system.
> >
> >It's very easy to do this kind of thing using XSLT. There's a bit of a
> >learning curve, but if you're planning to use XML in your system then you
> >ought to become familiar with what XSLT is capable of.
> For an alternative, pretty much every language now has SAX API, which can
> used without much work to get ASCII out (DOM can be used but this is
> a heavyweight aproach). Most can be run server- or client-side. There's a
> simple example of doing this with Java here :
> http://www.isacat.net/2001/code/CSVtoXML.htm
> One thing that you might want to consider is going straight from XML to
> RDBMS, which can be done in Java using JDBC. An example of this
> can be found here : http://www.isacat.net/2001/code/index.htm

I've used xslt to create SQL Data Definition Language statements (i.e.,
CREATE TABLE statements), which I ran using the database's management
interface.  I've also used xslt to create Python scripts that insert data
with the Python database API.  I was very happy with both approaches.


Tom P


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