Subject:CSV, TXT to XML and into Excel Author:Tim Kehring Date:27 Oct 2005 03:13 PM
I'm new to XML and Stylus Studio. (Just what you wanted to hear). I'm trying to solve a problem we have with data from different analytical instruments. Most formats are csv, txt, xls, and doc. We want to convert all file types to xml and then map data files to Excel for formatting and calculations. Attached are some example files
Subject:CSV, TXT to XML and into Excel Author:(Deleted User) Date:27 Oct 2005 03:40 PM
This is how you can use Stylus Studio:
1. For simple non-xml formats you can use build-in adapters.
Just select your CSV or TXT file in "File Open" dialog box
Check "Convert to XML using adapter" checkbox and click
"Open" button. Select converter you want to use in the
"Select XML Converter" dialog box and click "Ok".
2. If there is no build-in adapter available select
"File"->"New"->"Convert to XML" menu item to create your
own adapter. The only remark is : I am not sure MS Word format
is publicly available. You will probably have to store your
Word documents in some publicly available format.
3. For any relational data sources you can use
"File"->"New"->"DB to XML Data Source" Stylus Studio do not
have native support for Excel, but if you have Excel ODBC data
source you will be able to use Excel.
4. All your XML files will probably have to be converted/merged
using XSLT or XQuery. You'll have to write proper XSLT or
XQuery to do this job.
5. The results can be saved into Excel using DB to XML data
source linked to ODBC Excel data source. Look at the step (3).
6. The process can be aotomated using Stylus Java API. This API is
available only if you have ENTERPRICE edition of Stylus Studio.
You can find example of it's usage under Examples/Adapters/*
(demo.java, several data files and adapters and demo.bat
to build and run it).
Subject:CSV, TXT to XML and into Excel Author:Tim Kehring Date:28 Oct 2005 08:40 AM
Can we take these one at a time. I get number 1 and have converted a csv file to xml. What I want to do now it get the schema for this converted csv file mapped into Excel. I understand the basics of creating an xsl file. My understanding is I would be mapping the converted csv file to another file (target), but in my case the target file does not exist. So I followed the instructions on adding a root element and child elements for my target file and created links berwenn the source and taget document and saved the xsl file.
Assuming all of this is correct, what do I do next to map the the data into Excel?
Subject:CSV, TXT to XML and into Excel Author:(Deleted User) Date:28 Oct 2005 02:54 PM
There is no need to create target file for mapping.
It is ok just to have destination schema (.xsd) file.
Do you know that you can open CSV or tab-separated file directly
in Excel? If there is no need to create .xls file, just to be able
to open results in Excel propably you can consider writing transformation into CSV or tab-separated file ...