# RE: Sorting Problem with Xml and Xsl

 Subject: RE: Sorting Problem with Xml and Xsl From: cknell@xxxxxxxxxx Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 12:05:07 -0400
```Suppose you have a workbook with three worksheets:

Worksheet 1, has these values:
W
A
D

Worksheet 2 has these values:
F
C
G
P
O
M

Worksheet 3 has these values:
X
B
A
F

Please show the grouping (which values go on which worksheet) and the order you want in the output. Please state how you want to handle duplicate values.
--
Charles Knell
cknell@xxxxxxxxxx - email

-----Original Message-----
From:     Ram Shan <hellodck@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent:     Tue, 13 Mar 2007 09:54:50 -0600
To:       xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject:  RE: RE: RE:  Sorting Problem with Xml and Xsl

>So you have several worksheets.
Yes
>How many rows do you have on each input worksheet?
Can be variable...(I am trying to sort the excel spreadsheet by converting
excel to Xml and trying to
sort on the column)...So, It depends on how many rows the user creates

>How many rows do you want on each of the output worksheets?
Should be same as the input xml (# of rows inside the <worksheet><table>
node should be same as output generated xml using xsl
>Do all worksheets have the same number of rows?
No..they can be different since each worksheet can have different rows in MS
excel
>Do you want all rows output on a single worksheet?
No, I want the exact same structure as the input xml (in terms of worksheets
and rows...the only differnence would be they needed to be sorted accross
all the worksheets by one column...for this example, I assure, there is only
one column in MS excel spreadsheet)

>From: cknell@xxxxxxxxxx
>To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: RE: RE: RE:  Sorting Problem with Xml and Xsl
>Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 11:41:41 -0400
>
>So you have several worksheets.
>
>How many rows do you have on each input worksheet?

>How many rows do you want on each of the output worksheets?
>Do all worksheets have the same number of rows?
>Do you want all rows output on a single worksheet?
>--
>Charles Knell
>cknell@xxxxxxxxxx - email
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From:     Ram Shan <hellodck@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent:     Tue, 13 Mar 2007 09:26:44 -0600
>To:       xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject:  RE: RE:  Sorting Problem with Xml and Xsl
>
>I guess I should have explained a little better. I want I want to sort all
>the elements with in ALL worksheets (NOT JUST BY EACH worksheet 's Cell
>
>Consider this input XML:
>-------------------------------
><?xml-stylesheet  type="text/xsl" href="excelsort.xsl" ?>
><?mso-application progid='Excel.Sheet'?>
>xmlns:x="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel"
>xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">
>   <s:Worksheet s:Name="Sample1">
>     <s:Table>
>       <s:Row>
>         <s:Cell>
>           <s:Data s:Type="String">B</s:Data>
>         </s:Cell>
>       </s:Row>
>       <s:Row>
>         <s:Cell>
>           <s:Data s:Type="String">C</s:Data>
>         </s:Cell>
>       </s:Row>
>     </s:Table>
>   </s:Worksheet>
>   <s:Worksheet s:Name="Sample2">
>     <s:Table>
>       <s:Row>
>         <s:Cell>
>           <s:Data s:Type="String">D</s:Data>
>         </s:Cell>
>       </s:Row>
>       <s:Row>
>         <s:Cell>
>           <s:Data s:Type="String">A</s:Data>
>         </s:Cell>
>       </s:Row>
>     </s:Table>
>   </s:Worksheet>
></s:Workbook>
>--------------------------
>The output I wanted is:
><?xml-stylesheet  type="text/xsl" href="excelsort.xsl" ?>
><?mso-application progid='Excel.Sheet'?>
>xmlns:x="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel"
>xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office">
>   <s:Worksheet s:Name="Sample1">
>     <s:Table>
>       <s:Row>
>         <s:Cell>
>           <s:Data s:Type="String">A</s:Data>
>         </s:Cell>
>       </s:Row>
>       <s:Row>
>         <s:Cell>
>           <s:Data s:Type="String">B</s:Data>
>         </s:Cell>
>       </s:Row>
>     </s:Table>
>   </s:Worksheet>
>   <s:Worksheet s:Name="Sample2">
>     <s:Table>
>       <s:Row>
>         <s:Cell>
>           <s:Data s:Type="String">C</s:Data>
>         </s:Cell>
>       </s:Row>
>       <s:Row>
>         <s:Cell>
>           <s:Data s:Type="String">D</s:Data>
>         </s:Cell>
>       </s:Row>
>     </s:Table>
>   </s:Worksheet>
></s:Workbook>
>------------------------------
>Please NOTE: the text in <s:Data s:Type="String"></s:Data> for each of the
>worksheets re-ordered and need to be sorted accross all worksheets in
>workbook. Yes, the one you posted does WORK...but only WITH IN worksheet
>
>Thanks
>Ram
>
>
>
>
> >From: cknell@xxxxxxxxxx
> >To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject: RE: RE:  Sorting Problem with Xml and Xsl
> >Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2007 09:59:34 -0400
> >
> >With exception of
> >1) omitting the s:Name attribute on the s:Worksheet element,
> >2) omitting this processing instruction: <?mso-application
> >progid='Excel.Sheet'?>
> >
> >the stylesheet I posted produces exactly what you gave as the desired
> >output.
> >
> >
> >     <xsl:template match="s:Worksheet">
> >       <s:Worksheet>
> >       	<xsl:copy-of select="@*" /> <--- Add this element
> >
> >you will get a copy of any attributes for the s:Worksheet element in the
> >output.
> >
> >Each worksheet gets its rows sorted based on the string value of the
>s:Data
> >elements.
> >
> >If this is not what you want, please state explicitly what it is that you
> >want, or show an example of the output you want. The output generated by
> >the stylesheet I posted does match what you have already given as the
> >desired output, so perhaps you should examine the sample output closely
>to
> >determine if you have stated the requirement correctly.
> >
> >
> >--
> >Charles Knell
> >cknell@xxxxxxxxxx - email
> >
> >
> >
> >-----Original Message-----
> >From:     Ram Shan <hellodck@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Sent:     Mon, 12 Mar 2007 15:06:51 -0600
> >To:       xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject:  RE:  Sorting Problem with Xml and Xsl
> >
> >Thanks for the quick response. Please note that I am a newbie to xsl and
> >just trying to get a feel of it. But, with the solution you posted, it
> >sorts
> >with in the worksheet nodes only. I want to sort all the  <s:Data
> >s:Type="String"></s:Data> elements text with in all the worksheets, so
>for
> >example
> >my input file
> >-------------------
> ><?xml version='1.0'?>
> ><?mso-application progid='Excel.Sheet'?>
> ><s:Workbook xmlns:x="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel"
> >xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"
> >   <s:Worksheet s:Name="Sample1">
> >     <s:Table>
> >       <s:Row>
> >         <s:Cell>
> >           <s:Data s:Type="String">RJTGOVBVHX</s:Data>
> >         </s:Cell>
> >       </s:Row>
> >       <s:Row>
> >         <s:Cell>
> >           <s:Data s:Type="String">IEXGTQYSBQ</s:Data>
> >         </s:Cell>
> >       </s:Row>
> >     </s:Table>
> >   </s:Worksheet>
> >   <s:Worksheet s:Name="Sample2">
> >     <s:Table>
> >       <s:Row>
> >         <s:Cell>
> >           <s:Data s:Type="String">WUGRDFHDTV</s:Data>
> >         </s:Cell>
> >       </s:Row>
> >       <s:Row>
> >         <s:Cell>
> >           <s:Data s:Type="String">PQFWLWQYQW</s:Data>
> >         </s:Cell>
> >       </s:Row>
> >     </s:Table>
> >   </s:Worksheet>
> ></s:Workbook>
> >
> >the output that I want to show is
> >--------------------------------------------
> ><?xml version='1.0'?>
> ><?mso-application progid='Excel.Sheet'?>
> ><s:Workbook xmlns:x="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel"
> >xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"
> >   <s:Worksheet s:Name="Sample1">
> >     <s:Table>
> >       <s:Row>
> >         <s:Cell>
> >           <s:Data s:Type="String">IEXGTQYSBQ</s:Data>
> >         </s:Cell>
> >       </s:Row>
> >       <s:Row>
> >         <s:Cell>
> >           <s:Data s:Type="String">PQFWLWQYQW</s:Data>
> >         </s:Cell>
> >       </s:Row>
> >     </s:Table>
> >   </s:Worksheet>
> >   <s:Worksheet s:Name="Sample2">
> >     <s:Table>
> >       <s:Row>
> >         <s:Cell>
> >           <s:Data s:Type="String">RJTGOVBVHX</s:Data>
> >         </s:Cell>
> >       </s:Row>
> >       <s:Row>
> >         <s:Cell>
> >           <s:Data s:Type="String">WUGRDFHDTV</s:Data>
> >         </s:Cell>
> >       </s:Row>
> >     </s:Table>
> >   </s:Worksheet>
> ></s:Workbook>
> >
> >
> >Thanks
> >Ram
> >
> >
> > >From: cknell@xxxxxxxxxx
> > >To: xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >Subject: RE:  Sorting Problem with Xml and Xsl
> > >Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 16:25:12 -0400
> > >
> > >Your stylesheet doesn't match your input document. You left out several
> > >layers of nested elements.
> > >
> > ><?xml version="1.0"?>
> > ><xsl:stylesheet version="1.0"
> > >   xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
> > >   <xsl:strip-space elements="*" />
> > >   <xsl:output method="xml" indent="yes" encoding="UTF-16" />
> > >
> > >     <xsl:template match="/">
> > >         <xsl:apply-templates />
> > >     </xsl:template>
> > >
> > >     <xsl:template match="s:Workbook">
> > >       <s:Workbook xmlns:x="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel"
> > >           xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"
> > >         <xsl:apply-templates />
> > >       </s:Workbook>
> > >     </xsl:template>
> > >
> > >     <xsl:template match="s:Worksheet">
> > >       <s:Worksheet>
> > >         <xsl:apply-templates />
> > >       </s:Worksheet>
> > >     </xsl:template>
> > >
> > >     <xsl:template match="s:Table">
> > >       <s:Table>
> > >         <xsl:for-each select="s:Row">
> > >           <xsl:sort select="s:Cell/s:Data" />
> > >           <xsl:copy-of select="." />
> > >         </xsl:for-each>
> > >       </s:Table>
> > >     </xsl:template>
> > >
> > ></xsl:stylesheet>
> > >--
> > >Charles Knell
> > >cknell@xxxxxxxxxx - email
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >-----Original Message-----
> > >From:     Ram Shan <hellodck@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > >Sent:     Mon, 12 Mar 2007 13:27:04 -0600
> > >To:       xsl-list@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > >Subject:   Sorting Problem with Xml and Xsl
> > >
> > >I can not get this sorting to work. any help is greatly appreciated. I
>am
> > >using MSXml parser and c# to transform. Thanks
> > >Here is Sample XML
> > >-------------
> > ><?xml-stylesheet  type="text/xsl" href="rowextrated2.xsl" ?>
> > ><?mso-application progid='Excel.Sheet'?>
> > ><s:Workbook xmlns:x="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel"
> > >xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"
> > >   <s:Worksheet s:Name="Sample1">
> > >     <s:Table>
> > >       <s:Row>
> > >         <s:Cell>
> > >           <s:Data s:Type="String">Maa</s:Data>
> > >         </s:Cell>
> > >       </s:Row>
> > >       <s:Row>
> > >         <s:Cell>
> > >           <s:Data s:Type="String">Baa</s:Data>
> > >         </s:Cell>
> > >       </s:Row>
> > >       <s:Row>
> > >         <s:Cell>
> > >           <s:Data s:Type="String">Aaa</s:Data>
> > >         </s:Cell>
> > >       </s:Row>
> > >     </s:Table>
> > >   </s:Worksheet>
> > >   <s:Worksheet s:Name="Sample2">
> > >     <s:Table>
> > >       <s:Row>
> > >         <s:Cell>
> > >           <s:Data s:Type="String">Caa</s:Data>
> > >         </s:Cell>
> > >       </s:Row>
> > >       <s:Row>
> > >         <s:Cell>
> > >           <s:Data s:Type="String">Qaa</s:Data>
> > >         </s:Cell>
> > >       </s:Row>
> > >       <s:Row>
> > >         <s:Cell>
> > >           <s:Data s:Type="String">Zaa</s:Data>
> > >         </s:Cell>
> > >       </s:Row>
> > >     </s:Table>
> > >   </s:Worksheet>
> > ></s:Workbook>
> > >
> > >
> > >--------------My Xsl looks like this. But the problem is it does not
>take
> > >get me the sorted out . please check below
> > ><?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>
> > ><xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
> > >   <xsl:output method="xml" indent="yes" encoding="utf-16"/>
> > >   <xsl:template match="s:Workbook">
> > >     <xsl:copy>
> > >       <xsl:apply-templates>
> > >         <xsl:sort data-type="text" select="s:Cell/s:Data"
> > >case-order="lower-first" />
> > >       </xsl:apply-templates>
> > >     </xsl:copy>
> > >   </xsl:template>
> > >
> > >   <xsl:template match="*">
> > >     <xsl:copy>
> > >       <xsl:apply-templates/>
> > >     </xsl:copy>
> > >   </xsl:template>
> > ></xsl:stylesheet>
> > >
> > >
> > >---Desired output
> > >
> > >
> > ><?xml-stylesheet  type="text/xsl" href="rowextrated2.xsl" ?>
> > ><?mso-application progid='Excel.Sheet'?>
> > ><s:Workbook xmlns:x="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel"
> > >xmlns:o="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office"
> > >   <s:Worksheet s:Name="Sample1">
> > >     <s:Table>
> > >       <s:Row>
> > >         <s:Cell>
> > >           <s:Data s:Type="String">Aaa</s:Data>
> > >         </s:Cell>
> > >       </s:Row>
> > >       <s:Row>
> > >         <s:Cell>
> > >           <s:Data s:Type="String">Baa</s:Data>
> > >         </s:Cell>
> > >       </s:Row>
> > >       <s:Row>
> > >         <s:Cell>
> > >           <s:Data s:Type="String">Caa</s:Data>
> > >         </s:Cell>
> > >       </s:Row>
> > >     </s:Table>
> > >   </s:Worksheet>
> > >   <s:Worksheet s:Name="Sample2">
> > >     <s:Table>
> > >       <s:Row>
> > >         <s:Cell>
> > >           <s:Data s:Type="String">Maa</s:Data>
> > >         </s:Cell>
> > >       </s:Row>
> > >       <s:Row>
> > >         <s:Cell>
> > >           <s:Data s:Type="String">Qaa</s:Data>
> > >         </s:Cell>
> > >       </s:Row>
> > >       <s:Row>
> > >         <s:Cell>
> > >           <s:Data s:Type="String">Zaa</s:Data>
> > >         </s:Cell>
> > >       </s:Row>
> > >     </s:Table>
> > >   </s:Worksheet>
> > ></s:Workbook>
> > >
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