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Flat File to XML

deep venu
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Joined: Jun 09, 2001
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Could nebody suggest how would I go about converting a flat file (plain text, delimited file) into a XML Document?...
Balaji Loganathan
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Joined: Jul 13, 2001
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Its possible with java or any programming language. The structure of the xml document depends on ur system requirement.
You can aslo try to use xmlspy ,which could convert a delimted text file in to xml.
Is that what u r looking for ?

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deep venu
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Joined: Jun 09, 2001
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Well, I am trying to write a custom code (in java)
to convert a delimited flat file into a XML file. I wouldn't go for a tool like XML Spy or XMl convert unless its too much of an ordeal to write custome code. If you got a sample code or something which you can share it would be gr8...
Brian Nice
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Joined: Nov 02, 2000
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Aside from just reading the flat file in and using a StringTokenizer to break up the words and manually construct the XML, you can use a custom SAX parser that reads the flat file in, applies an XSL stylesheet as the file is read in, which transforms the "events" into XML.
I haven't done this, but i've just read about it. I'm trying to remember where I read it, if you research it a little you can probably find out more about it.
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