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GetFieldsAsXML ( theFields )

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Andy Knasinski, NRG Software, LLC.
http://www.nrgsoft.com

Convert a list of fields to XML data

Sample Input:
GetFieldsAsXML ( FieldNames ( Get ( FileName ) ; Get ( LayoutName ) ) )
Sample Output:
<Shipper_AttentionName>nrg software, llc</Shipper_AttentionName>
<Shipper_Name>andy knasinski</Shipper_Name>
<Shipper_AddressLine1>po box 341338</Shipper_AddressLine1>
<Shipper_AddressLine2></Shipper_AddressLine2>
<Shipper_AddressLine3></Shipper_AddressLine3>
<Shipper_City>milwaukee</Shipper_City>
<Shipper_StateProvinceCode>wi</Shipper_StateProvinceCode>
<Shipper_PostalCode>53234</Shipper_PostalCode>
<Shipper_Country>UNITED STATES</Shipper_Country>


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Description:

// Description:
// GetFieldsAsXML ( theFields )
// A recursive function that takes a list of field names
// and returns an XML string with the field values
// note that alphanumeric field names should be used in order to produce valid XML

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This is my Custom Function and I want to edit it

Discuss:

Are the pipe and shift-space encodings correct? And what is their purpose?

Bruce Robertson, Redmond WA
January 20, 2012 9:58am

// modified to allow for empty fields (self closing tag <field/>)

If ( IsEmpty ( theFields );
theFields;

Let ( [
attribute = GetValue ( theFields ; 1 ) ;
xmlString = Substitute ( GetField (attribute) ;
[ "|";" " ] ; // pipe
[ " ";" " ] ; // shift-space
[ "&" ; "&amp;" ] ;
[ "<" ; "&lt;" ] ;
[ ">" ; "&gt;" ] ;
[ "\"" ; "&quot;" ] ;
[ "'" ; "&apos;" ]
)
] ; // End of the definitions

// Self closing tag if xmlString is empty:
If ( IsEmpty ( xmlString ) ; "<" & attribute & "/>"

; // else open and close tag
"<" & attribute & ">" // open tag
&
xmlString // content
&
"</" & attribute & ">" // close tag

) // Ende If

& // starting over with the next field

If ( ValueCount ( theFields ) > 1 ; "¶" ; "" ) &
GetFieldsAsXML (
RightValues ( theFields ; ValueCount ( theFields ) - 1 )
) // End If
) // End Let
) // End of the initial If

Christoph Kaufmann, Zollikofen, Switzerland
October 08, 2013 12:18pm

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