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RemoveEmptyNodes ( xml )

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Michael A Wallace, Richard Carlton Consulting

This function goes through XML and returns a trimmed down version that has no empty nodes in it.

Sample Input:
RemoveEmptyNodes ( "<teacher></teacher><student>Pat</student><school></school>" ) &¶&
RemoveEmptyNodes ( "<school><teacher></teacher><student>Pat</student></school>" )
Sample Output:

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This function goes through XML and returns a trimmed down version that has no empty nodes in it. I use it when capturing data with a function like GetFieldsAsXML that will take a list of fields (like from the FieldNames function) and return XML in the format of <FieldName>Data</FieldName>

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