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Old November 12th, 2007, 01:06 PM
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Problem : I have an xml document and create another with it from the contents. I looping trought "Forms" and then the xml thats created is sent to the printer to print. Problem is some forms show more than once in the xml and I only want to output it in the new xml once.

Here is what I'm trying with, up to now.

*** Example of a Form Node ***
<NO-FORMULAIRE value="CD-999" styleSheet="CD-999_F_20020401.xsl">

<LOOP on forms>
<xsl:if test="not(preceding::CLAU-INFO/NO-FORMULAIRE[@value=$currentValue][CLAU-INFO/SENTINELLE-IMPRESSION-AC='X'])"
    <xsl:call-template name="STATFORM"/>

$currentvalue is the current form that the loop is in
SENTINELLE-IMPRESSION-AC is = to X when it needs to be printed.

I hope I explained everything clearly.

Thanks in advance for the help

Old November 12th, 2007, 06:20 PM
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There's not enough information here to see where you are going wrong.

The use of not(X = preceding::X) is typically a very inefficient way of removing duplicates, though it can be viable on small documents. In XSLT 2.0 use for-each-group; in 1.0 use Muenchian grouping with keys (see www.jenitennison.com/xslt/grouping)

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