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Old June 7th, 2006, 10:51 AM
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Hi,

I have the following XML:

<sm>
    <MaxLevel>3</MaxLevel>
</sm>

I want to be able to use this and create column headings for a table. So How can I create the following:

Level1 Level2 Level3

Please Help. I am really struggling with this xsl and I am totally new to xsl, even though I have learned so much during the past two days, nothing is helping me with what I have to implement :( Thanks.

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Hi,
you could solve your problem as follows (I added the html tags, but you can remove them to add your table headers)
<xsl:template match="/">
<table>
<tbody>
<xsl:variable name="counter" select="//MaxLevel"/>

<xsl:for-each select="1 to $counter">
<th>
<xsl:text>Level</xsl:text>
<xsl:value-of select="."/>
</th>
</xsl:for-each>
</tbody>
</table>
</xsl:template>

 
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Thanks kapy_kal, I really appreciate it.



 
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In XSLT 2.0,

<xsl:for-each select="1 to /sm/MaxLevel">
  <th>Level<xsl:value-of select="."/></th>
</xsl:for-each>

In 1.0 this is ridiculously difficult. Either (a) write a template that outputs Level1 and then calls itself to output the remaining levels, passing two parameters: the current level and the level at which to stop; or (b), if there are sufficient nodes in the input document, do


<xsl:for-each select="//node()[position() &lt; /sm/MaxLevel]">
  <th>Level<xsl:value-of select="position()"/></th>
</xsl:for-each>

Michael Kay
http://www.saxonica.com/
Author, XSLT Programmer's Reference and XPath 2.0 Programmer's Reference





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