Nested xsl for-each

Posted on 2003-11-10
Last Modified: 2012-08-13
Don't know why this code doesn't work. It will work when the loops aren't nested.
ANy help would be great!!

            <xsl:for-each select="QUERY_RESULTS/POLICY">
                  <td><b>Policy Number: </b></td>
                  <td><font color="blue"><xsl:value-of select="policy_number" /></font></td>

                  <xsl:for-each select="QUERY_RESULTS/POLICY/VRM_DETAILS">
                        <td><font color="blue"><xsl:value-of select="effective_date" /></font></td>
                        <td><font color="blue"><xsl:value-of select="expiry_date" /></font></td>

Question by:ew24
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Accepted Solution

Nog earned 25 total points
ID: 9715640
Because for each moves the cursor to the selected node, so a nested for each needs to reference from that node. Your XPath expression requires nodes in the inner for-each to match on QUERY_RESULTS/POLICY/QUERY_RESULTS/POLICY/VRM_DETAILS
Try changing the inner for-each select statement to be <xsl:for-each select="VRM_DETAILS">

Assisted Solution

exile_4 earned 25 total points
ID: 9736728
Nog is right, your first loop is stepping at QUERY_RESULTS/POLICY and the inner loop is traversing QUERY_RESULTS/POLICY/VRM_DETAILS wherein, the xsl is expecting an xml structure like this:

    <POLICY>                      <--- your first loop
                      <VRM_DETAILS>        <-- your second loop

but if your XML structure is like this,

    <POLICY>                      <--- your first loop
          <VRM_DETAILS>        <-- your second loop, changed "QUERY_RESULTS/POLICY/VRM_DETAILS" to "VRM_DETAILS"


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