Hi All, I have an XML File of the following format <parent> <Child id=1> <Element1> <Element2> ........ ........ <Element N> </Child> <Child id=2> <Element1> <Element2> ........ ........ <Element N> </Child> .......... ........... <Child id=n> </Parent> .. Now i want to retrieve the values from this given the child id(i,e if i want to details of child with id=1, i will give the id and i need all the elements falling under child with id=1). could you suggest me which collection to use and it would be of great help if i could get a sample code for it. Thanks in advance. Rima
I'm not aware of a collection class that maps to XML - certainly there is none in the core class libraries. Are you familiar with XML processing? The XPath functionality of the JAXP API (which is part of core Java) seems a good fit for this problem; you can find introductions linked in the XML FAQ.