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RE: parsing string or numbers after x characters

Subject: RE: parsing string or numbers after x characters
From: <Jarno.Elovirta@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 2004 10:24:05 +0300
parsing string
Hi,

> I'm quite new to the xsl mailing list so I have no idea if
> this problem
> occurred already and I was unable to find the solution on the web.
>
> My problem is that I receive for example a date in a
> concatenated format:
>
> Ex: 20041207
>
> And I have to retrieve it in a readable format through my xslt-fo
> transformation.
>
> Ex. 12 July 2004
>
> I tried using the substring attribute for that, but I don't have any
> reference character to look at so it doesn't work. Is there a
> function
> which parses strings or numbers after a certain amount of characters
> directly?

Substring function <http://www.w3.org/TR/xpath#function-substring>.

  concat(substring(., 5, 2), ' ',
substring('JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec', substring(., 7, 2) * 3 - 2,
3), ' ', substring(., 1, 4))

will give you "12 Jul 2004", but for complete month names

  concat(substring(., 5, 2), ' ', document('')/*/x:months/month[position() =
substring(current(), 7, 2)], ' ', substring(., 1, 4))

with a top level element

  <x:months>
    <month>January</month>
    <month>February</month>
    <month>March</month>
    ...
  </x:months>

Cheers,

Jarno - Delerium: After All (Svenson & Gielen Remix)

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