Output Tab (XQuery Transformations)

When you create a new transformation scenario or edit an existing one, a configuration dialog box allows you to customize the transformation with various options in several tabs.

The Output tab contains the following options:
Present as a sequence
Selecting this option will reduce the time necessary to fetch the full results, as it will only fetch the first chunk of the results.
Prompt for file
At the end of the transformation, a file browser dialog box is displayed for specifying the path and name of the file that stores the transformation result.
Save As
The path of the file where the result of the transformation is stored. You can specify the path by using the text field, the Insert Editor Variables button, or the Browse button.
Open in Browser/System Application
If selected, Oxygen XML Developer plugin automatically opens the result of the transformation in a system application associated with the file type of the result (for example, in Windows PDF files are often opened in Acrobat Reader).
Note: To set the web browser that is used for displaying HTML/XHTML pages, go to Window > Preferences > General > Web Browser and specify it there.
  • Output file - When Open in Browser/System Application is selected, you can use this button to automatically open the default output file at the end of the transformation.
  • Other location - When Open in Browser/System Application is selected, you can use this option to open the file specified in this field at the end of the transformation. You can specify the path by using the text field, the Insert Editor Variables button, or the Browse button.
Open in editor
When this is option is selected, at the end of the transformation, the default output file is opened in a new editor panel with the appropriate built-in editor type (for example, if the result is an XML file it is opened in the built-in XML editor, or if it is an XSL-FO file it is opened with the built-in FO editor).
Show in results view as
You can choose to view the results in one of the following:
  • XML - If this is selected, Oxygen XML Developer plugin displays the transformation result in an XML viewer panel at the bottom of the application window with syntax highlighting.
  • XHTML - This option is only available if Open in Browser/System Application is not selected. If selected, Oxygen XML Developer plugin displays the transformation result in a built-in XHTML browser panel at the bottom of the application window.
    Important: When transforming very large documents, you should be aware that selecting this option may result in very long processing times. This drawback is due to the built-in Java XHTML browser implementation. To avoid delays for large documents, if you want to see the XHTML result of the transformation, you should use an external browser by selecting the Open in Browser/System Application option instead.
    • Image URLs are relative to - If Show in results view as XHTML is selected, this option specifies the path used to resolve image paths contained in the transformation result. You can specify the path by using the text field, the Insert Editor Variables button, or the Browse button.