RE: [xsl] XSL Newbie seeks help

Subject: RE: [xsl] XSL Newbie seeks help
From: "Michael Kay" <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 8 Feb 2005 13:30:53 -0000
Your problem is known as "grouping" and there is a vast literature on the

XSLT 2.0 has an instruction xsl:for-each-group to handle the problem, and
the techniques you can use in XSLT 1.0 are explained at

Michael Kay 

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> HI,
> I searched the archives and must admit I am not sure if
> I found what I needed, as a lot of what I see is all
> new to me.
> I am successfully applying a very basic XSL sheet to an
> XML document using <xsl:template match="Field"> against
> an XML document which has multiple "Field" nodes but
> with different names, like this:
> <Field FieldName="DOCID">abc1223</Field>
> <Field FieldName="COUNTRY">USA</Field>
> <Field FieldName="COUNTRY">Canada</Field>
> This works great, but as you may have noticed, some
> fields have the same FieldName attribute, and sometimes
> there can be a dozen countries, and this make my
> transformed document (HTML table) much longer as it
> creates a row for each COUNTRY entry.
> How would I evaluate that there is more than one
> occurance of the Field/FieldName combination so that I
> can create a concatenated list of contries so as to
> display them all on only one row?
> Any help appreciated.
> Jim

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