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Posted on 2004-04-08
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Hi Experts,

I have JSP getting XML based on criteria and then parsing it via XSLT.
Is there way to presort by some attribute this XML before parsing it ?

If yes how would it be done and give me some simple example.


Thank you.
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by:searlas
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Have you looked at the XSLT sort element xsl:sort?

http://www.devguru.com/Technologies/xslt/quickref/xslt_element_sort.html
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by:fpoyavo
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I need to sort it permanently and keep this way before parsing it because I use paging.
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by:fpoyavo
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It means to get XML then sort it and save sorted in some directory and only then use it.
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by:searlas
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Is this your situation?

1) Batch process XML files to sort, and save sorted files
...time passes...
2) JSP processes pre-sorted XML with XSLT to output (what?  HTML?)


If so, why not:
1) Batch process XML using XSLT to sort and output sorted XML to file.
2) as before...
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by:fpoyavo
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The problem is that I use paging and sort does not help for the whole result set. So I need to get this XML sorted and kept
in some temp dir and then use it for display using another XSLT.

May be there is a better way ?

Thank you.
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Kuldeepchaturvedi earned 500 total points
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If I get it right then you are converting your resultset to XML....
If that the case why don't you query the database with a Order By clause??? It will return the data in sorted order and hence your XML will automatically a sorted one...
there will be no need to put it in a temp directory as well....
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