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XSLT mapping - split in individual records from complex input xml

Hi Everybody,

I want to split up individual records from a complex xml output by XSLT mapping.

Below is input xml:

<EmployeeTime> <EmployeeTime> <userId>100</userId> <timeType>A</timeType> <timeCalendar> <EmployeeTimeCalendar> <date>2018-05-10</date> <quantityInHours>8</quantityInHours> </EmployeeTimeCalendar> </timeCalendar> </EmployeeTime> <EmployeeTime> <userId>110</userId> <timeType>B</timeType> <timeCalendar> <EmployeeTimeCalendar> <date>2018-06-05</date> <quantityInHours>8</quantityInHours> </EmployeeTimeCalendar> <EmployeeTimeCalendar> <date>2018-06-06</date> <quantityInHours>8</quantityInHours> </EmployeeTimeCalendar> </timeCalendar> </EmployeeTime> </EmployeeTime>

Output should be like:

<EmployeeTime> <EmployeeTime> <userId>100</userId> <timeType>A</timeType> <timeCalendar> <EmployeeTimeCalendar> <date>2018-05-10</date> <quantityInHours>8</quantityInHours> </EmployeeTimeCalendar> </timeCalendar> </EmployeeTime> <EmployeeTime> <userId>110</userId> <timeType>B</timeType> <timeCalendar> <EmployeeTimeCalendar> <date>2018-06-05</date> <quantityInHours>8</quantityInHours> </EmployeeTimeCalendar> </timeCalendar> </EmployeeTime> <EmployeeTime> <userId>110</userId> <timeType>B</timeType> <timeCalendar> <EmployeeTimeCalendar> <date>2018-06-06</date> <quantityInHours>8</quantityInHours> </EmployeeTimeCalendar> </timeCalendar> </EmployeeTime> </EmployeeTime>

Can you please advise how to achieve this in XSLT.



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    May 18, 2018 at 09:55 PM

    Hi Matt

    Great question! The following solution works, but it's not that elegant, I'm afraid. In a nutshell, it iterates over each EmployeeTimeCalender element, and copies its parent. Here's the stylesheet:

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <xsl:stylesheet version="2.0" xmlns:xsl="">
        <xsl:template match="/">
                <xsl:for-each select="//EmployeeTimeCalendar">
                    <xsl:variable name="parent" select="./ancestor::EmployeeTime[1]"/>
                        <xsl:copy-of select="$parent/userId"/>
                        <xsl:copy-of select="$parent/timeType"/>
                            <xsl:copy-of select="."/>

    There's a nicer solution, I'm sure, but in my defense, it is quite late :-)



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    • Former Member
      Hi Morten,

      Thanks for helping. My Purpose was to chunk out EmployeeTimeCalender elements individually before passing them through another mapping.

      I've tested it out & it worked great !! So, I can only say it would suffice my purpose perfectly.

      Again, a many thanks for the help.