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String to InputStream for XSL transformation

avaj eikunj
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Joined: Mar 04, 2011
Posts: 4
Hello gurus,

I am seeing a strange behavior. Here is the code.

OutputStream xfmString = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
System.out.println(transformXMLStr);
try{
InputStream xmlStream = new ByteArrayInputStream(transformXMLStr.getBytes("UTF8"));
StreamSource xmlSource = new StreamSource(xmlStream); //"CDCResources/CDCData.xml"
StreamSource stylesource = new StreamSource("CDCResources/SortNGroupCDCData.xsl");

TransformerFactory factory = TransformerFactory.newInstance();
Transformer transformer = factory.newTransformer(stylesource);

StreamResult result = new StreamResult(System.out);
transformer.transform(xmlSource, result);

I am passing in a long XML in Java type String (transformXMLStr) on line 4. In Line 5 if I directly read an xml File CDCResources/CDCData.xml, the transformation works perfectly. But when the same data from the file is in the form of a java.util.String (transformXMLStr), It outputs nothing. I tried with UTF-8 and without it. Same response.

Here is the XSLT

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="2.0" xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform">
<xslutput method="xml" version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" indent="yes"/>
<xsl:template match="/">
<Organizations>
<xsl:for-each select="Organizations//Organization">
<xsl:sort order="ascending" data-type="number" select="Distance"/>
<Organization>
<OrgName><xsl:value-of select="OrgName"/></OrgName>
<OrgNbr><xsl:value-of select="OrgNbr"/></OrgNbr>
<Distance><xsl:value-of select="Distance"/></Distance>
</Organization>
</xsl:for-each>
</Organizations>
</xsl:template>
</xsl:stylesheet>

Here is the XML

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Organizations>
<Organization>
<OrgNbr>109884</OrgNbr>
<OrgName>Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Center</OrgName>
<Street1>745 N San Vicente Blvd West</Street1>
<Street2>NULL</Street2>
<City>West Hollywood</City>
<County>Los Angeles</County>
<StateName>California</StateName>
<ZipCode>90069</ZipCode>
<MainPhone>323-957-5280</MainPhone>
<TollFreePhone>NULL</TollFreePhone>
<CategoryAbbrev>CHYM, GONR, RPBL, STD, SYPH</CategoryAbbrev>
<Distance>5.860000</Distance>
</Organization>
<Organization>
<OrgNbr>10702</OrgNbr>
<OrgName>Lim-Keith Multispecialty Medical Clinic Incorporated</OrgName>
<Street1>6200 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1510</Street1>
<Street2>NULL</Street2>
<City>Los Angeles</City>
<County>Los Angeles</County>
<StateName>California</StateName>
<ZipCode>90048</ZipCode>
<MainPhone>323-964-1440</MainPhone>
<TollFreePhone>NULL</TollFreePhone>
<CategoryAbbrev>CHYM, CVBL, GONR, HERP, STD</CategoryAbbrev>
<Distance>2.270000</Distance>
</Organization>
<Organization>
<OrgNbr>111329</OrgNbr>
<OrgName>The Saban Free Clinic</OrgName>
<Street1>Seniel Ostrow</Street1>
<Street2>8405 Beverly Blvd</Street2>
<City>Los Angeles</City>
<County>Los Angeles</County>
<StateName>California</StateName>
<ZipCode>90048</ZipCode>
<MainPhone>323-653-1990</MainPhone>
<TollFreePhone>NULL</TollFreePhone>
<CategoryAbbrev>CHYM, GONR, HEPB, HPV, RPBL, STD, SYPH</CategoryAbbrev>
<Distance>4.270000</Distance>
</Organization>
<Organizations>

Two questions. What does this happen? Am I missing something in converting the String to InputStream?
<xsl:for-each select="Organizations//Organization[OrgName='The Saban Free*']"> is this the right way to select the organization with that name?

Really appreciate your help. Thank you!!

:-)
Sai Hegde
security forum advocate
Ranch Hand

Joined: Oct 26, 2010
Posts: 200
    
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Please use code formatter for your code.

As for your 1st question, The input String needs to be converted to XML first to be able to apply XSLT to it.
 
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