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Old April 19th, 2013, 02:34 PM
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Default how awrite an rule using xml

Hello Every body,

Can any one please help me in writing an rule in xml.

for example:

sample.txt is my input file

sample.txt :


This is the sample data from my upstream.

Now i have sample rules like first 6 characters are unique employee number
and next 9 characters are designation and next 5 characters are salary. now i have to send a different format to my downstream. i.e my sample file will be


Can i achieve this by using xml rules or is there any other method. I am using java. i have to write java code to read the xml and apply the rule on each record and prepare the sample output which needs to be sent to down streams.

I have used xslt to transform one xml to other xml but i exactly do not know about doing some transformations on the data in text file and send the output in text file as well.

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Any Suggestions please.

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Define 'XML rules'. XML is just a descriptive way of storing data - you can define your own 'schema' that means the XML can be interpreted as a series of rules for processing text, but how you do that is up to you - I'm not aware of any standard method.

You would then need something that understood your XML to process it, and the input to produce the output.

If you are using XSLT 2.0 then you can write XSLT to process text, usually using the unparsed-text() function to read the incoming text, but you either end up with a number of regular expression instructions, or loads of substring function calls etc.
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