xml parsing with using java

Hi ,

I have to parse an xml file to get the various files.

This will be a stand alone java program that parses an xml file, reads the values and
create a flat file based on the data. I will be parsing about 2000 32kb xml files at one time.

Can someone tell me which is the best parser out there and give me a sample program the reads an xml file?


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You could also try the javax.xml.parsers package.

DocumentBuilderFactory dbf = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();
DocumentBuilder db = dbf.newDocumentBuilder();
InputStream in = new FileInputStream(filename);

Document doc = db.parse(in);
as kiran hk said

SAX is the right parser for your scenario.

i suggest you one of the best java parsers accepted by the world. The source it self has many examples. you can download it from


Look at
 - xml.apache.org/xmlbeans/
 - xstream.codehaus.org/

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