Re: [xsl] XML To CSV

Subject: Re: [xsl] XML To CSV
From: "Bryce K. Nielsen" <bryce@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 29 Jul 2004 02:44:06 -0600

It's your xsl:for-each loop that is causing it to grab only the direct
children of Account, and not the children of the children. Probably would be
better to just make a massive, recursive template.

And, since XML-to-CSV falls in the realm of xmlLinguist, I'm also going to
suggest taking a look that product at . Mainly
depends on your production environments (i.e. will this be run on Windows or
not), xmlLinguist would solve your problem in a snap. It's a simple-to-use,
bi-directional Text-to-XML translator that supports hierarchical structures,
such as the Name nested beneath Account. Download the trial, see if it's a
match or not for you.


Bryce K. Nielsen
SysOnyx, Inc. (
Makers of xmlLinguist, the Text-to-XML Translator

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <ashushujev@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 29, 2004 2:08 AM
Subject: [xsl] XML To CSV

> Hi,
> I have an XML stream that I would like to convert to CSV file thru XSL
> transformation. I use the following stylesheet, but the problem is it
> only selects top elements within an 'Account' node and does not process
> elements for 'Name' element.
> Stylesheet:
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="";
> version="1.0">
> <xsl:output method="text"/>
> <xsl:template match="/">
> <xsl:apply-templates select="//Account[1]"/>
> </xsl:template>
> <xsl:template match="Account">
> <xsl:for-each select="*"><xsl:value-of select="."/><xsl:if test="last()
> > position()">,</xsl:if></xsl:for-each><xsl:text></xsl:text>
> </xsl:template>
> </xsl:stylesheet>
> XML:
> <?xml version="1.0"?>
> <Data>
>   <Account>
>     <AccountNumber>1000748</AccountNumber>
>     <SequenceNo>1</SequenceNo>
>     <AccountBalance>1052.35</AccountBalance>
>     <Name>
>       <CitizenNameTitle>Mr</CitizenNameTitle>
>       <CitizenNameForename>Joe</CitizenNameForename>
>       <CitizenNameSurname>Bloggs</CitizenNameSurname>
>     </Name>
>   </Account>
> </Data>
> Output:
> 1000748,1,1052.35,MrJoeBloggs
> I would appreciate any help in this matter.
> Andrew

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