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As per the advice of Micheal, I've tried to group records using "preceding" keyword.

Input XML:

<Orders>
<Order>
        <Header>
            <BillId>12345</BillId>
            <Category>Commercial</Category>
            <State>TX</State>
        </Header>
        <Line>
        </Line>
</Order>
<Order>
        <Header>
            <BillId>98765</BillId>
            <Category>Educational</Category>
            <State>CA</State>
        </Header>
        <Line>
        </Line>
</Order>
</Orders>

Desired Output XML::

<Orders>
    <TaxableCA>
        <CategoryType>
            <ProcessingUnit>
                <Category>Educational</Category>
            </ProcessingUnit>

                        <Order>
                              <Header>
                                   <BillId>98765</BillId>
                                   <Category>Educational</Category>
                                   <State>CA</State>
                              </Header>
                              <Line>
                              </Line>
                         </Order>
                 </CategoryType>
    </TaxableCA>

    <Taxable>
        <CategoryType>
            <ProcessingUnit>
                <Category>Commercial</Category>
            </ProcessingUnit>

                        <Order>
                              <Header>
                                   <BillId>12345</BillId>
                                   <Category>Commercial</Category>
                                   <State>TX</State>
                              </Header>
                              <Line>
                              </Line>
                         </Order>
                 </CategoryType>
    </Taxable>
</Orders>


My XSLT:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
    <xsl:output method="xml" version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" indent="yes"/>


    <xsl:variable name="isCA1" select="/*/Order/Header[State[.='CA'] and Category[not(.=preceding::Category)]]"></xsl:variable>
    <xsl:variable name="notCA1" select="/*/Order/Header[State[.='TX'] and Category[not(.=preceding::Category)]]"></xsl:variable>

    <xsl:template match="/*">
        <xsl:copy>


        <TaxableCA>



                    <xsl:for-each select="$isCA1">
                    <CategoryType>
                        <xsl:variable name="categoryname" select="Category"></xsl:variable>
                        <ProcessingUnit>
                            <xsl:copy-of select="$categoryname"></xsl:copy-of>
                        </ProcessingUnit>

                           <xsl:for-each select="/*/Order[(Header/Category=$categoryname) and (Header/State='CA')]">

                                <xsl:copy-of select="."></xsl:copy-of>

                        </xsl:for-each>
                    </CategoryType>
            </xsl:for-each>

        </TaxableCA>

        <Taxable>



                    <xsl:for-each select="$notCA1">
                    <CategoryType>
                        <xsl:variable name="categoryname" select="Category"></xsl:variable>
                        <ProcessingUnit>
                            <xsl:copy-of select="$categoryname"></xsl:copy-of>
                        </ProcessingUnit>

                          <xsl:for-each select="/*/Order[(Header/Category=$categoryname) and (Header/State='TX')]">

                                <xsl:copy-of select="."></xsl:copy-of>

                        </xsl:for-each>
                    </CategoryType>
            </xsl:for-each>

        </Taxable>

        </xsl:copy>
    </xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>



Basically, I am trying to deepen the hierarchy in two levels. 1st Level is according to state (All CA orders to stay in one "TaxableCA" tag and all other states to go under a different "Taxable" tag. Then, underneath each tag, I would like to create another hierarchy node grouped according to the Category type. I.e. all CA commerical orders groups under one tag etc....

When I perform the transformatino, only the first (TX) order is being being up and the resulting XML doesn't have the CA order at all..

Any help would be grealy appreciated..

Thanks

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    <xsl:variable name="isCA1" select="/*/Order/Header[State[.='CA'] and Category[not(.=preceding::Category)]]">

is selecting orders from California provided their category is different from all previous categories. I imagine that what you really want is orders from California provided that their category is different from the categories of all previous California orders. Which would be

select="/*/Order/Header[State[.='CA'] and Category[not(.=preceding::Category[../State='CA'])]]">

Not really an XSLT problem, just an error in your logic...

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Jeepers... Can't believe I overlooked such a stupid and silly mistake..

Having said so, do you think there is any other better (efficiency) way of executing this data transformation?

Thanks for all your help.



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Well, it's a standard grouping problem, so the choices are

* xsl:for-each-group in XSLT 2.0

* Muenchian grouping in XSLT 1.0
  - see http://www.jenitennison.com/xslt/grouping



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