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    I hope I'm not repeating a previously posted question, but I need to export a table to XML format. I saw a previous post that said to use "TABLE.XML_EXPORT()" but I'm not sure how that works.

    I tried the standard Export Operation Genie, and saw no option to export to XML. Am I missing something?
    Sergeant Richard Hartnett
    Hyattsville City Police Department

  • #2
    RE: Export to XML

    There is no export to XML operation. table.xml_export() is documented at

    Lenny Forziati
    Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
    Alpha Software Corporation


    • #3
      RE: Export to XML

      I see the info, but I'm not well versed enough to see how to do it. It this a calculation of some sort? If so, does it only convert one field, or can the whole table be exported to XML?

      (Do you have a example of how to export it to XML for idiots? LOL)
      Sergeant Richard Hartnett
      Hyattsville City Police Department


      • #4
        RE: Export to XML

        Hi Ricahrd

        The code below would export all fields in the test table to a xml file.

        table.xml_export"d:\test.dbf", "d:\test.xml", "*", "", "", .f., .f.)


        • #5
          Re: Export to XML

          I've seen the export for taking information from a dbf file,
          Is there a way to customize this for a mssql connection, grabbing the information and creating xml formatted file?

          table.xml_export("customer", "c:\customer.xml", "*", "lastname > 'A'", "firstname", .f., .f.)



          • #6
            Re: Export to XML

            I do not know if there is a direct way to do as you want, but you could first grab your data from the sql (import, append, etc) and then, once in a dbf table, export as xml. Maybe someone who knows more of sql side knows a direct approach but seems doable regardless am thinking using the above.
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            • #7
              Re: Export to XML

              See the 'code archive' section of this forum. I submitted a 'generic xml export' routine that will do what you want, or close.
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              • #8
                Re: Export to XML

                I will take a look. But doesn't:
                Looks like this function is pretty good at taking db info and making an xml file.

                data = cn.ToXML(sqlStatement) work as well?
                ? data

                I think at the moment the the streaming of data back to the a5w page could be achieved through passing url parameters. The url properties could be reconstituted and mapped to a series of table columns and then an insert or updated could be done in the db.



                • #9
                  Re: Export to XML

                  Can someone tell me how to get to the code archive??


                  • #10
                    Re: Export to XML


                    use FORUM button to get to top level of message board, and then scroll down to a group of forums called "Other forums".


                    • #11
                      Re: Export to XML

                      Got it. Thanks much.