Creating XML

Hi all,

New to XML and we have to produce an XML file at the end of the payroll year to conform to the government's schema that they have provided (an XSD document). In beginner's terms, is there a way that I can get my application to look at the schema, look at my data and somehow (magically) produce an XML document that fits the schema?

Do the new XML features in Delphi 6 do this? I was at the Delphi Developer's Conference in Reading (England) this week and it looked like it might.

Thanks,
J.
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jswebyAsked:
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DidierDCommented:
Hi,

You can find some info about Delphi and XML at http://delphi.about.com/compute/delphi/library/weekly/aa072500a.htm?terms=xml

Didier
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jswebyAuthor Commented:
That was a good link, thank you; however, it didn't have anything on creating the XML document based upon a schema. I don't even know if this is possible. But thanks, Didier.

J.
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EpsylonCommented:
From http://www.borland.com/delphi/del6/featurematrix/bizsnap.html


DELPHI 6 BIZSNAP

New! XML Schema transform tools and utilities provide translation between XML Data, DTD's and XDR schema and datasets automatically - making XML Schema analysis, creation, and XML data transformations a snap!


Btw, only the Enterprise edition has these component.
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jswebyAuthor Commented:
Epsylon,

Thanks for that, I'm already on the path to getting Delphi 6 because of the DataSnap and BizSnap elements, thanks for the feedback. Didier, I'm going to give you the points fairly soon because I read one of the articles on the link you gave me and I'm now leaps ahead of where I was.

Just to keep this open a while longer though, anyone tried to do what I'm trying? i.e. create an XML doc from a database based upon a schema?

J.
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egonoCommented:
when I started with xml I used these both resources a lot

http://msdn.microsoft.com/xml/default.asp
http://www.netcrucible.com/xslt/msxml-faq.htm

they are both MSXML related
i downloaded the MSXML 3.0 SDK also, it includes a
quite good documentation

http://msdn.microsoft.com/code/sample.asp?url=/msdn-files/027/000/542/msdncompositedoc.xml

the samples are in C++ or VB but it's quite readable

another good resources are these both newsgroups
microsoft.public.xml
microsoft.public.xsl

good luck
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jswebyAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the link, it helped a bit although I'm still looking for someone to explain if I can go from schema to new XML document - is this what the XML Mapper is D6 does?

J.
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