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Old July 28th, 2008, 11:03 AM
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Default Prevent displaying duplicate infromation in xsl

I wonder if you could help me solve an xsl problem.

I have the following xml string:

            <project code=”1” name=”company1” costName=”cost1” supplierName=”ABC Ltd”/>

            <project code=”1” name=”company1” costName=”cost2” supplierName=”xxx Ltd”/>

            <project code=”2” name=”company2” costName=”cost1” supplierName=123 Ltd”/>


What I really need to do is produce a report that shows the supplier name for each company. The cost name will be a column on the report and not a row.


Company Cost1 Cost2

Company1 ABC Ltd XXX Ltd

Company2 123 Ltd

Can it be done? If so, how?



Old July 28th, 2008, 11:13 AM
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This problem is known as grouping. In XSLT 2.0 it's quite easy using the <xsl:for-each-group> instruction. In XSLT 1.0 it's quite tricky, but achievable using the Muenchian grouping technique described at http://www.jenitennison.com/xslt/grouping

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