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Re: [xsl] format-number() issue


Subject: Re: [xsl] format-number() issue
From: Nathan Tallman <ntallman@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2013 10:16:08 -0400

Thanks, Martin!

On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 10:14 AM, Martin Honnen <Martin.Honnen@xxxxxx> wrote:
> Nathan Tallman wrote:
>>
>> I'm trying to use format-number like this:
>>
>> <xsl:variable name="unitid"
>> select="lower-case(/ead/archdesc/did/unitid)"/>
>> <xsl:variable name="number" select="substring($unitid, 3)" />
>> <xsl:value-of select="format-number($number, '0000')"/>
>>
>> I've seen many examples online of using a variable in the first spot
>> with format-number, but I keep getting a validation error, "Required
>> item type of first argument of format-number() is numeric; supplied
>> value has item type xs:string."
>>
>> I've tried sticking as="xs:integer" in <xsl:variable  name="number">
>> and adding the xs namespace, but then I get this error, "Required item
>> type of value of variable $number is xs:integer; supplied value has
>> item type xs:string". I can't make $unitid an integer, as it has alpha
>> characters in it (which I remove in $number).
>>
>> Can someone point out my errors or give me a hint?
>
>
> You can set
>   <xsl:variable name="number" select="xs:integer(substring($unitid, 3))" />


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