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you might be using something where java is your only option, but i would
probably use tcl, perl, or awk :) as simple, efficient scripting
languages to do this.
perhaps a dozen lines of code....
Brad Tumy wrote:
>I was asked to write a "script" that would take a csv file as input and
>create a dsml file as output. We are receiving employee data as csv and
>importing to an identity management system using DSML. I finished this
>last night...pretty small java code...I ended up using StringTokenizer
>to capture the columns from each row and then constructed the output as
>a String for each element...and then using File.write. So I ended up
>with a write "line" for each XML element. Not too efficient and not
>I looked at some resources on the web...saw a csv2xml...but it looked
>like it was taking the column headers from the csv to use as element
>names...in this particular situation I had specific element names that
>were different then the column headers. I also looked at java's SAX and
>DOM libraries but couldn't quite get a handle on how to leverage these
>if I wasn't starting with an XML file.
>As anyone else been down this road? What kind of solutions did you end
>up with...also, if anyone knows how to utilize DOM or SAX to create a
>XML file from another source I would love to learn how to do this.
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