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xmlwrite to multiple output files ?

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Is it possible to create multiple files with a dynamically created filename in an xmlwrite using "for each" on an input file from a query..
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Re: xmlwrite to multiple output files ?

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If you're asking if it's possible to create a generic project to write .xml files on the fly, you can't do that.

If, on the other hand, you have the XML format created, and you're reading a database file and parsing each record into a separate .xml file then giving each file a name based on something in the record, that you can do.
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Re: xmlwrite to multiple output files ?

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Ok. so for example. A query runs containing field a, b, and c within each of 3 records. b's value is 1 for the first record, 2 for the second and 3 for the third. I want to be able to create 3 dynamic filenames in an xmlwrite (1.xml, 2.xml, 3.xml). I am using "foreach" logic. I am looking for the syntax..


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Re: xmlwrite to multiple output files ?

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I got it...I used a set variable task, then used the variable in the filename.
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Re: xmlwrite to multiple output files ?

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Hi Julie, I am adding to this thread because this is an issue similar to one I have just come across. Do you have any sample projects that shows how to do this?
to summarize, I have a recordset and want to write each record into its own XML file, the naming will based on the recordset ( I would use the first 4 fields of the recordset.).
My initial test names the file based on the first record but inserts each additional record into the same file instead creating separate files. If I take out the foreach loop (inside the XMLWrite) I get an error on compile.

sample of my project below:
<project name="Item Master Create XML" mainModule="Main" version="2.0" logLevel="verbose">

<module name="Main">

<timestamp version="1.0" />

<sql label="Connect to DB" resourceId="XXXXXXX" version="1.0">
<query label="Retrieve Data" outputVariable="data">
. . . .

<forEachLoop itemsVariable="${data}" currentItemVariable="record">

<xmlWrite label="Convert to XML" outputFile="/LTPLIB/ITEM_${record[2]}_${record[3]}_${record[1]}.xml" whenFileExists="overwrite" defaultTrim="right" defaultDateFormat="yyyy-MM-dd" defaultTimeFormat="HH:mm:ss" defaultTimestampFormat="yyyy-MM-dd HH:mm:ss.SSS" outputFileVariable="xmlFile" version="1.0">
<element name="ItemMaster" value="ItemMaster ">
<forEach inputRowSetVariable="${record}">
<element name="UPC_NUMBER" value="${record[1]}">
<element name="SEASON" value="${record[2]}" />
<element name="COMPANY" value="${record[3]}" />
<element name="DIVISION" value="${record[4]}" />
<element name="STYLE" value="${record[5]}" />
<element name="STYLEDISC" value="${record[6]}" />
<element name="LENGTH" value="${record[7]}" />
<element name="COLOR" value="${record[8]}" />
<element name="SIZE" value="${record[9]}" />
<element name="CATEGORY" value="${record[10]}" />
<element name="GROUP" value="${record[11]}" />
<element name="DELIVERY" value="${record[12]}" />
<element name="MSRP" value="${record[13]}" />
<element name="SELL" value="${record[14]}" />
<element name="ATTRIBUTE01" value="${record[15]}" />
<element name="ATTRIBUTE02" value="${record[16]}" />
<element name="ATTRIBUTE03" value="${record[17]}" />
<element name="ATTRIBUTE04" value="${record[18]}" />
<element name="ATTRIBUTE05" value="${record[19]}" />
<element name="ATTRIBUTE06" value="${record[20]}" />
<element name="ATTRIBUTE07" value="${record[21]}" />
<element name="ATTRIBUTE08" value="${record[22]}" />
<element name="ATTRIBUTE09" value="${record[23]}" />
<element name="ATTRIBUTE10" value="${record[24]}" />
<element name="ATTRIBUTE11" value="${record[25]}" />
<element name="ATTRIBUTE12" value="${record[26]}" />
<element name="ATTRIBUTE13" value="${record[27]}" />
<element name="ATTRIBUTE14" value="${record[28]}" />
<element name="ATTRIBUTE15" value="${record[29]}" />
<header><?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?></header>


<rename label="Backup File" inputFile="${CSVFile}" newName="ITEMMASTER_${system.currentDate}" whenFileExists="overwrite" version="1.0" disabled="true" />


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