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Old August 28th, 2013, 11:50 PM
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Red face Map a drop-down list value to a checkbox in an XSLT


I rarely have to create an XSLT from scratch in my current position at my company but I have run into a case where I am unable to find an example to replicate.

In my XML I have a value that is derived from a drop-down list. Its a simple list that asks if you have a military spouse and the values in the drop down list are simply Yes or No for the user to select. The "Yes" value is associated with a code of "Military_Spouse" and the "No" value is associated with a simple code of "No".

If the user says Yes to having a Military Spouse I want the code to be mapped via an XSLT to a checkbox in another system that has a matching code/value. The issue I have encountered is mapping a drop down list to a checkbox.

The XML would look similar to this:

But I am unsure of what I should use in the XSLT. Should I do an xsl:if because I only want the checkbox in the corresponding system to be checked if the value being passed is Military_Spouse. Or do I use an xsl:when statement.

I hope this is enough information and I don't sound too stupid

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Old August 29th, 2013, 12:10 AM
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I am thinking I would use something similar to this:

<xsl:when test="local-name()='Military_Spouse_CustomField_Code'">
    <xsl:if test="contains(.,'Military_Spouse')">
Is that the most efficient way with xml version 1.0?

Thanks for any responses/help.

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