Originally posted by Gary kristen: Are there any free third party products/middleware which can read/write xml to relational database.also provide utilities to connvert txt,xls(excel sheet) files to xml....Appreciate any help
I donot know about a thrid party tool,but there exist that u can search using google, meanwhile u can go through this tutorial on databaee and xml from IBM
java can do this job. you create a DOMTree, serialize it and write the file to harddisk. the source can be databse,textfile or something else. the tutorial from IBM is very good, i`ve used the tutorial manipulating datas with xslt, i think, and the book Java & XML from Bret Mclaughlin. bernd
Please don't shoot .. but .. Excel 2000 (or XP, one of the two) actually supports the exporting of Excel files as XML. Not the best solution in terms of compliance (will not conform to a DTD or schema) but works. Good luck.