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   Re: [xml-dev] Text to XML

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> I have a requirement in which I need to convert some text output of some
> command into xml so that I can parse it with a parser based upon some
> schema. I also have xml file(annotation) for that output.  Can anybody
> suggest me some already available tool for it?

As Bob noted, a bunch of vendors will start suggesting their products. I'll 
be the first to lead the pack. xmlLinguist was developed for just this 
reason, a tool to translate text into XML. It does a very quick translation, 
not a transformation. By this I mean it simply takes the text and makes it 
XML. It does not move nodes around, create new nodes, etc. It also does not 
perform any validation. Once the text is in XML, there are already good 
tools to validate and transform, XSD and XSL respectively. By not 
transforming the text, all effort was put into translating text into XML 

There are some caveats to xmlLinguist. A) it's Windows based. If your 
project uses Windows, then xmlLinguist can be an option (it uses COM for 
automating the translation) B) since it does use COM, you will need to put 
in some programming "glue", either through a simple VBScript of another 
programming language of choice (C#, VB, Delphi, C++, even an Excel Macro 
could use it). There's a good tutorial online that explains how to do this 
at http://www.sysonyx.com/xml-to-edi-850  C) a small cost for the mapping 
tool $79.95 USD, but the runtime automation engine if free (both the COM 
object and the command-line EXE).

If you are still insterested, there's a 30 day trial download of xmlLinguist 
at http://www.sysonyx.com/products/xmllinguist . And if not, there are other 
tools out there that does a similar job, though we'd probably need to know 
more of your situation to properly recommend (such as platform, size, etc).

Bryce K. Nielsen
SysOnyx, Inc. (www.sysonyx.com)
Makers of xmlHack, the Simple XML Editor


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