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XML+DTD to mySQL conversion

Posted on 2009-04-28
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06
Dear experts,

I've got a fairly advanced XML document, and I would like to get this document ported to mySQL. Now I'm expecting to have to manually map entities to tables and create a shitload of extra tables to map relations....but I figure it'd be worth a shot asking here if someone knows of a good tool to help me with this conversion. And perhaps some other tips/ideas. I know, XML rocks, and usually the conversion is the other way around...but I'm afraid there is no other way. I've included a small part of the DTD for the XML doc as an example.
<!ELEMENT entry      (biblref, bdate, thesid+, analytic?, (monogr, series*)+, 
                                                      (note|idno)*)                  >
<!ELEMENT biblref    (#PCDATA | em)*                                              >	 
<!ATTLIST biblref  id    ID                             #REQUIRED
                   name  CDATA                          #REQUIRED                    >
<!ELEMENT bdate      (#PCDATA)                                                    >
<!ELEMENT thesid     (#PCDATA)                                                    >
<!ENTITY % title "title">
<!ELEMENT title      (#PCDATA | em | sup)*                                    >
<!ATTLIST   title   type   (ana|mon|ser|txt|col)           #REQUIRED   >

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Question by:Azhrei1
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I remember a tool from Altova ... Map Force.

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ChristoferDutz earned 2000 total points
ID: 24249087
As this is a commercial (and as it's from Altova ... propable pretty expensive) ... I just googled a little. Maybe this helps: http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2001/05/09/dtdtodbs.html?page=4#generate

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I decided to go the manual way. There are alot of tools, but those I tried rarely got an efficient mySQL design. They did give me ideas though, on which to base my own design. Translating elements to tables, attributes or single sub elements to collums and translating deeper elements with new tables and coupling them with a relational table. (FKEY1, FKEY2)

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