Subject: [xsl] convert xml to fixed length format|
From: a kusa <akusa8@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:14:22 -0500
Hello: Is it possible to convert an xml file into a fixed length format? For example, if I have an xml file as follows: <products> <product> <id>12345</id> <type>Toy</type> <description> This is a soft toy</description> </product> <product> <id>6789</id> <type>Car</type> <description> This is a car</description> </product> </products> Now, I want to convert this into a fixed length format based on specific string lengths. So if I defined id to be a fixed length of 10, type to be a fixed length of 25, and description to be a fixed length of 50, I want a text file with these values, and the rest of the spaces must be filled in such a way so as to meet the length criteria. That means, if id was only 5 digits long, there should be spaces for another 5 characters that total to 10, and the value for type must start on the 11th digit. Is this possible with XSLT? Any help is appreciated.