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Old March 26th, 2004, 12:21 PM
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Default XML To CSV with XSLT and Java

I have a Java program that generates an XML file that looks like the following:

    <column name="id">123</column>
    <column name="lastName">Jones</column>
    <column name="firstName">Joe</column>
    <column name="id">124</column>
    <column name="lastName">Jhonson</column>
    <column name="firstName">Jake</column>

I use this xml file to try and trnasform it into a comma delimited file by using the following xslt sheet:

<?xml version='1.0'?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
    <xsl:output method="text"/>

   <xsl:param name="dateLabel" />
   <xsl:template match="/">
Clock/Id #, Last Name, First Name, Middle Initial ,Loc #, Date, Department, Oracle Acct #, Title, Business Group
<xsl:apply-templates select="//row" />

<xsl:template match="row">
<xsl:value-of select="column[@name='id']"/>, <xsl:value-of select="column[@name='lastName']"/>, <xsl:value-of select="column[@name='firstName']"/>, <xsl:value-of select="column[@name='middleInitial']"/>, <xsl:value-of select="column[@name='location']"/>, <xsl:value-of select="column[@name='date']"/>, <xsl:value-of select="column[@name='department']"/>, <xsl:value-of select="column[@name='account']"/>, <xsl:value-of select="column[@name='title']"/> ,<xsl:value-of select="column[@name='businessGroup']"/>


The following is an excerpt of my Java code to transform it:

TransformerFactory tfactory = TransformerFactory.newInstance();
Transformer t = null;
t = tfactory.newTransformer(
  new StreamSource(new File(props.getString("dial.csv.xsl"))));
StringWriter sw = new StringWriter();
StreamResult result = new StreamResult(sw);
t.transform(new DOMSource(document), result);
StringBuffer csv = sw.getBuffer();

The output is coming out all in one line with the exception of the headers. I have seen posting that the above should work but it is not working form me. The select="column directives in the xsl are all in one line.

Any suggestions?

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Can you please send the [u]java code</u> that generates the xml file?

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I see that it's a very old post but does this have a solution? I'm running in to a similar problem.
Old February 8th, 2012, 11:55 AM
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The #10 and #13 on the last line should have been

without the underscore. But since this forum isn't good at handling display of such code sequences, that may have been what the original poster wrote.

I suggest you start a new post showing the code that you actually wrote.
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Author, XSLT 2.0 and XPath 2.0 Programmer\'s Reference

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