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get element based on attribute value

rick collette
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Joined: Mar 22, 2002
Posts: 208
Hi,

I need to locate an element based on its unique
attribute value. There are lots of elements in the
hierarchy, I only show relavant ones here.



If "attValue" is unique for all elements, and I want to
locate myElement and then get childElement value.

I did the following, but it does not work:

<xsl:value-of select="//*[myAttribute='attValue']/childElement"/>

Could any one see what I did wrong?

regards,
Balaji Loganathan
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Joined: Jul 13, 2001
Posts: 3150
Try this
<xsl:value-of select="myElement[@myAttribute='attValue']/childElement" />


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rick collette
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Joined: Mar 22, 2002
Posts: 208
Thanks. Sorry, I did not make it clear: the element I need locate
is unknown, so I cannot put "myElement" there.

//*[@myAttribute='attValue'] should locate the element
with attribute value "attValue" from all elements of the
entire xml document, right?


Originally posted by Balaji Loganathan:
Try this
<xsl:value-of select="myElement[@myAttribute='attValue']/childElement" />
rick collette
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Joined: Mar 22, 2002
Posts: 208
It actually works using //*, sorry.
[ June 09, 2004: Message edited by: rick collette ]
 
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