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Subject: Re: [xsl] Question on search and replace in XSL
From: "G. Ken Holman" <gkholman@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 04 Apr 2012 17:26:11 -0400

Are you stuck with XSLT 1.0 or is XSLT 2.0 available to you?

Your current code is already creating two columns ... do you want the new code to create three columns or an embedded table of two columns in the second column of your old code?

Is the current APName something like the following?

<APName>field 1; field 2</APName>

If so, then how do you want the final output with "Adverse Party:" included?

. . . . . . . . Ken

At 2012-04-04 21:17 +0000, Peterson, Melanie S. wrote:
Hi - I have an XSL template that's used to format an email message and I need to change the formatting. I did the original formatting, but I haven't touched it in at least 2 years and I'm way beyond rusty with XSL. I'm hoping someone can give me a hand. Here's the issue:

I currently get data from our database with two fields separated by semi-colons. The semi-colons are currently replaced in the template by a <br/>, so the two fields appear one on top of the other. What I need to do is change this so that they appear next to each other in a tabular format. So now the email looks like this, assuming two records one with two fields xxx and yyy and the second with two fields zzz and www:

xxx
yyy


zzz www

What I want is:

xxx       yyy
zzz       www

Here's my current code:

....
<tr>
<td valign="top" width="180">Adverse Party:</td>
<td valign="top" style="font-weight:normal">
              <xsl:apply-templates select="APName" />
</td>
</tr>
....


<xsl:template name="APNameSplit"> <xsl:param name="text" select="string('')"/> <xsl:param name="find" select="string(';')"/> <xsl:choose> <xsl:when test="$find = ''"> <xsl:value-of select="$text"/> </xsl:when> <xsl:when test="contains($text,$find)"> <xsl:value-of select="substring-before($text,$find)"/> <br/> <xsl:call-template name="APNameSplit"> <xsl:with-param name="text" select="substring-after($text,$find)"/> <xsl:with-param name="find" select="$find"/> </xsl:call-template> </xsl:when> <xsl:otherwise> <xsl:value-of select="$text"/> </xsl:otherwise> </xsl:choose> </xsl:template>

<xsl:template match="APName">
  <xsl:call-template name="APNameSplit">
    <xsl:with-param name="text" select="."/>
    <xsl:with-param name="find" select="string(';')"/>
  </xsl:call-template>
</xsl:template>

Can anyone give me a hand on how to begin?


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