RE: Formatting XSL for XML to CSV translation
Firstly, thanks for all your help and advice! > There is no need to enumerate all the fields. It seems that > your row data is contained in attributes (next time, don't > make us guess about that). If you do not name the fields, you > remove the need to change the stylesheet if your data source > design changes, and you make the styesheet simpler > as well.. Sorry. I made some assumptions. I can see how the method you described Tom is much simpler. However, field order is important so I will have to reference the attributes individually. And I need to do a spot of processing on certain fields anyway (to satisfy the external system that will ultimately take the CSV as input). > Your approach is a typical procedural programming approach - > go through the fields you want one by one, and put them into > the right position. With xslt it is almost always better to > take a different approach. Guilty as charged! It's pretty obvious now that I need to think on XSLT in a different way. Thanks again (to all) Stuart XSL-List info and archive: http://www.mulberrytech.com/xsl/xsl-list
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