RE: [xsl] generation of flat file from XSL

Subject: RE: [xsl] generation of flat file from XSL
From: "Michael Kay" <mhk@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003 17:39:29 +0100
> I have worked on generation of a flat file from xml using 
> XSL. I have used  select:value-of for the data and xsl:text 
> to put the commas in the flat file.
> Could some body let me know if the flat file can be generated 
> as  a fixed field length file and 
> the necessary options xsl has.

It can, but you need to do more work. Write a template like:

<xsl:template name="pad">
<xsl:param name="value"/>
<xsl:param name="size"/>
<xsl:variable name="spaces"
 select="'                                            '"/>
<xsl:value-of select="substring(concat($value, $spaces), 1, $size)"/>

Michael Kay

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