returning the attribute value in a XML file

I have an XML file in this format,

<Instance id="Company" type="GAS">
      <profile name="Aquila" duns="006966055">
        <dataflow option="nngdefault">
            <in id="NOMS"/>
                <in id="FNAK"/>
            <out id="NQRS"/>
            <out id="MVSO"/>
            <out id="SCHQ"/>
                <out id="OSQO"/>
         </dataflow>
       </profile>

      <profile name="BP Canada" duns="248799413">
         <dataflow option="nngdefault">
            <out id="NQRS"/>
            <out id="SCHQ"/>
            <in id="NOMS"/>
            <in id="FNAK"/>
         </dataflow>
      </profile>
</Instance>

I am to pass parameters profile name( BP Canada) and if it exists, I want the method to return the value of duns attribute(for eg: 248799413). Can this be possbile using Xpath? if yes can some one help me with this? it is not mandatory to be in Xpath. Any help would greatly be appreciated.

Thanks

g46905Asked:
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CEHJConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Using the suggestion i gave you earlier about not returning true or false from the initial validation mwthod, but Node or null, you can use this for returned node 'n':


    if (n != null) {
      n = n.getParentNode().getParentNode();
      System.out.println(n.getAttributes().getNamedItem("duns"));
    }


When i have a little more time, i'll post a more XPath-like implementation
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CEHJCommented:
AS i mentioned in your earlier question, rather than boolean, make the validation method return a node, then you can get the duns attribute
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g46905Author Commented:
CEHJ,
       I am trying to get the value in the node by check the profile name. Please keep in mind that I am new to java (2 to 3 months) and try to help me with this. Thanks for your concern and time.
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sudhakar_koundinyaCommented:
using SAX


final class MyXML
extends org.xml.sax.helpers.DefaultHandler
implements org.xml.sax.ContentHandler


{
   
    String duns;
    String getDuns()
    {
        return duns;
    }
    final private static void print
  ( final String context, final String text )
  { System.out.println( context + ": \"" + text + "\"." ); }

  final public void startElement
  ( final String namespace, final String localname,  
    final String type, final org.xml.sax.Attributes attributes )
  throws org.xml.sax.SAXException
  {
      if(localname.equals ("Profile"))
      {
          String name=attributes.getValue("name");
          if(name!=null )
          {
              duns=attributes.getValue("duns");
          }
      }
      print( "startElement", type ); }

  final public void endElement
  ( final String namespace, final String localname,  
    final String type )
  throws org.xml.sax.SAXException
  { print( "endElement  ", type ); }

  final public void characters
  ( final char[] ch, final int start, final int len )  
  { final String text = new String( ch, start, len );
    final String text1 = text.trim();
    if( text1.length() > 0 )print( "characters  ", text1 ); }}
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RuadRauFlessaCommented:
That be about correct.
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g46905Author Commented:
Thank for your suggestion and valuable time.
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CEHJCommented:
:-)
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