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   Re: [xml-dev] Converting xml to csv with xslt

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At 2004-04-07 15:59 -0700, Jerry Lake wrote:
>I'm still working on my xslt. Can someone give me an example or point me
>in the right direction to convert my XML to CSV

You don't say where you are having problems so it is difficult to advise.

A simple example is below ... it would need to be beefed up to accommodate 
escaping of characters following CSV conventions, but it should give you 
the flavour of what you need.  You don't give an example of your data 
either, so I have no idea how applicable the structure is to your work.

I hope this helps.

.................... Ken

T:\ftemp>type jerry.xml

T:\ftemp>type jerry.xsl
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="iso-8859-1"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform";

<xsl:output method="text"/>

<xsl:template match="records">
   <xsl:for-each select="record">
     <xsl:apply-templates select="*"/>
     <xsl:text><!--new line at the end of the information-->

<xsl:template match="*"><!--put out element content in quotes-->
   <xsl:if test="position()>1">,</xsl:if><!--more than one being processed-->


T:\ftemp>saxon jerry.xml jerry.xsl


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