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coupes
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dynamic URL

Post by coupes » Wed Jun 15, 2005 6:03 pm

Hi, I'm having a bit of an issue here... Basically, what I want to do is to dynamically generate the path where my output files will be created.

I have the following xml file :

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<file>
<filename name abv="dir1">Directory 1</name >
<file>
<filename abv="dir2">Directory 2</name >
<file>
<filename abv="dir3">Directory 3</name >
</file>
</file>
</file>

...
What I tried to do is to create a variable with the correct hierarchy (in that case : "/dir1/dir2/dir3") using concat() inside a for-each tag, but the result is a local variable. What I need is a global variable so I can use it to determine where my output files will go.

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<xsl:for-each select="//file">
<xsl:variable name="currentFile" select="concat('/',filename/@abv)"/>
<xsl:variable name="Path" select="$currentFile"/>
</xsl:for-each>

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Any help would be greatly appreciated.

george
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Post by george » Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:01 pm

Having as input:

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<file>
<filename abv="dir1">Directory 1</filename>
<file>
<filename abv="dir2">Directory 2</filename>
<file>
<filename abv="dir3">Directory 3</filename>
</file>
</file>
</file>
the following stylesheet

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<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform" version="1.0">
<xsl:variable name="path">
<xsl:for-each select="//file">
<xsl:text>/</xsl:text>
<xsl:value-of select="filename"/>
</xsl:for-each>
</xsl:variable>
<xsl:template match="/">
<xsl:value-of select="$path"/>
</xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>
will give you

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/Directory 1/Directory 2/Directory 3
Best Regards,
George

coupes
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:40 pm

Post by coupes » Wed Jun 15, 2005 8:04 pm

Hey, that's pretty clever... :wink:

Thanks

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