RE: [xsl] write text using XSLT

Subject: RE: [xsl] write text using XSLT
From: "Ross, Douglas" <DRoss@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 11:21:26 -0400

The header row is being output with each data row. You want to separate
them. A stylesheet like the following might do what you need:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version = "1.0"

<xsl:output method="text"/>

<xsl:template match="/">
	<xsl:apply-templates select="row-element"/>

<xsl:template match="row-element">
	<xsl:value-of select="description/@product_number"/>
	<xsl:value-of select="description"/>
	<xsl:value-of select="quantity"/>
	<xsl:value-of select="size"/>


presume your xml is like:

		<description product_number="a">
			some text

I did not test this sample. Hope this helps.

Douglas Ross
Senior Software Engineer, Advanced Development
Improving the Performance of People and Business(tm) by making software
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-----Original Message-----
From: Praveenjothi Paranjothi [mailto:praveen_eu@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Friday, August 19, 2005 11:05 AM
To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [xsl] write text using XSLT

Dear all,

I am new to XML and XSLT. My task is to convert a XML
file to CSV format. I have finished matching the
elements and retrieving the data and writing as comma
separated values. This data is basically from a
Database and unfortunately the XML file does not
contain the column names of the datas. I would like to
write the column names of the data in XSLT so that it
can be printed in the CSV file.

I would like to know how to print a text once in the
CSV format using XSLT. I want to write the column
names in the XSLT file so that when I convert it to a
CSV file I see the column names once and the datas in
many rows below them.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version = "1.0"
    xmlns:xsl =
<xsl:output method="text"/>
select="quantity"/>,<xsl:value-of select="size"/>

In the above stylesheet I want
product_number,product_id,quantity,size to be written
into the text format only once. But for each product
row I get the above names written. Kindly suggest me
how to solve the above problem.

Any help in this regard is greatly appreciated and
thank you very much.


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