Steps for Building an XML Pipeline

The process for building an XML pipeline consists of these basic steps:

1. Gather the requirements for the XML pipeline and select a design approach. You need to understand the XML pipeline's desired output, and perhaps which XML technologies (XQuery or XSLT, for example) need to be used. See Planning an XML Pipeline.
2. Identify and/or define the source documents and resources required to execute your XML pipeline.
3. Create an XML pipeline document. See Getting Started: Creating a New XML Pipeline.
4. Optionally, set deployment and processor properties. See XML Pipeline Scenarios.



You can do this step any time prior to previewing and debugging the XML pipeline.

5. Create and specify the XML pipeline nodes. You can create empty nodes and specify them manually, or you can create them using XQuery, XSLT, XML Schema, and other documents. See Working with Nodes.
6. Use pipes to connect the nodes in your XML pipeline.
7. Test the XML pipeline. See Testing the XML Pipeline.
8. Debug the XML pipeline as needed. See Debugging an XML Pipeline.

Once you are satisfied that the XML pipeline is running as it should, you can optionally generate Java code. See Generating Code for an XML Pipeline for more information.

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