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How do we convert flat arraycollection into XMLList ?

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I have the following ArrayCollection.. (How do we convert flat arraycollection into XMLList?)

            [Bindable]
            private var myData:ArrayCollection = new ArrayCollection([
              {Product:"Product-1", id:"100",label:"Item-11", quantity:"10", price:"50", state:"0"},
              {Product:"Product-1", id:"101",label:"Item-12", quantity:"20", price:"10", state:"0"},
              {Product:"Product-1", id:"102",label:"Item-13", quantity:"20", price:"60", state:"0"},  
 
              {Product:"Product-2", id:"200",label:"Item-21", quantity:"10", price:"30", state:"0"},  
              {Product:"Product-2", id:"201",label:"Item-22", quantity:"10", price:"40", state:"0"},  
              {Product:"Product-2", id:"202",label:"Item-23", quantity:"10", price:"90", state:"0"},
             
              {Product:"Product-3", id:"301",label:"Item-31", quantity:"10", price:"80", state:"0"},
              {Product:"Product-3", id:"302",label:"Item-32", quantity:"10", price:"50", state:"0"},
              {Product:"Product-3", id:"303",label:"Item-33", quantity:"10", price:"75", state:"0"},
              {Product:"Product-3", id:"304",label:"Item-33", quantity:"10", price:"45", state:"0"},

              {Product:"Product-4", id:"",label:"", quantity:"", price:""}

            ]);

How do we convert flat arraycollection into XMLList?


it should be like


[Bindable]	private var myXMLList:XMLList =
&#9;&#9;<>
&#9;      <Product id="Product-1"   state="0">
&#9;&#9;      <Item id="100" state="0"  label="Item-11" quantity="10" price="50"/>
&#9;&#9;      <Item id="101" state="0"  label="Item-12" quantity="10" price="10"/>
&#9;&#9;      <Item id="103" state="0"  label="Item-13" quantity="10" price="60"/>
&#9;      </Product>
&#9;      
&#9;      <Product id="Product-2"   state="0">
&#9;&#9;      <Item id="200" state="0"  label="Item-21" quantity="10" price="30"/>
&#9;&#9;      <Item id="201" state="0"  label="Item-22" quantity="10" price="40"/>
&#9;&#9;      <Item id="202" state="0"  label="Item-22" quantity="10" price="90"/>
&#9;      </Product>

&#9;      <Product id="Product-3"   state="0">
&#9;&#9;      <Item id="300" state="0"  label="Item-31" quantity="10" price="80"/>
&#9;&#9;      <Item id="301" state="0"  label="Item-32" quantity="10" price="50"/>
&#9;&#9;      <Item id="302" state="0"  label="Item-33" quantity="10" price="75"/>
&#9;&#9;      <Item id="304" state="0"  label="Item-34" quantity="10" price="45"/>
&#9;      </Product>&#9;

&#9;      <Product id="Product-4"   state="0">
&#9;      </Product>&#9;
&#9;      </>;


Thanks,
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hi.

i think this link should show you how to get this done.

http://www.devx.com/getHelpOn/10MinuteSolution/20356

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Hi p_nuts,

Thanks for the link. I didn't get that value from the link.

 Do you know how to convert arraycollection into XMLList using actionscript.

Do you have PHP available?
Ray_Paseur,

No, I don't have PHP available.
you might want to look at SimpleXMLEncoder#encodeValue().

Good luck!
I tested a bit around and came up with this:

 private function arrayCollectionToXML(ac:ArrayCollection):XML{
                var xml:XML = objectToXML(ac);
                return xml;
}
                  
                  private function objectToXML(obj:Object):XML {
                 var qName:QName = new QName("root");
                  var xmlDocument:XMLDocument = new XMLDocument();
                  var simpleXMLEncoder:SimpleXMLEncoder = new SimpleXMLEncoder(xmlDocument);
                  var xmlNode:XMLNode = simpleXMLEncoder.encodeValue(obj, qName, xmlDocument);
                  var xml:XML = new XML(xmlDocument.toString());
                  return xml;
                 }

private function init():void{
                       var xml:XML = arrayCollectionToXML(myData);
// now go ahead with your xml that contains <root><list><source><item><id></id>...</item><item>...</source></list></root>
                 }

Good Luck!
what do you mean by this
>>>>> 
// now go ahead with your xml that contains <root><list><source><item><id></id>...</item><item>...</source></list></root>

Can put the complete solution. please have a look on the input data and output result

Thanks,
INPUT :
            [Bindable]
            private var myData:ArrayCollection = new ArrayCollection([
              {Product:"Product-1", id:"100",label:"Item-11", quantity:"10", price:"50", state:"0"},
              {Product:"Product-1", id:"101",label:"Item-12", quantity:"20", price:"10", state:"0"},
              {Product:"Product-1", id:"102",label:"Item-13", quantity:"20", price:"60", state:"0"},  
 
              {Product:"Product-2", id:"200",label:"Item-21", quantity:"10", price:"30", state:"0"},  
              {Product:"Product-2", id:"201",label:"Item-22", quantity:"10", price:"40", state:"0"},  
              {Product:"Product-2", id:"202",label:"Item-23", quantity:"10", price:"90", state:"0"},
             
              {Product:"Product-3", id:"301",label:"Item-31", quantity:"10", price:"80", state:"0"},
              {Product:"Product-3", id:"302",label:"Item-32", quantity:"10", price:"50", state:"0"},
              {Product:"Product-3", id:"303",label:"Item-33", quantity:"10", price:"75", state:"0"},
              {Product:"Product-3", id:"304",label:"Item-33", quantity:"10", price:"45", state:"0"},

              {Product:"Product-4", id:"",label:"", quantity:"", price:""}

            ]);

OUTPUT:



[Bindable] private var myXMLList:XMLList =
<>
      <Product id="Product-1"   state="0">
      <Item id="100" state="0"  label="Item-11" quantity="10" price="50"/>
      <Item id="101" state="0"  label="Item-12" quantity="10" price="10"/>
      <Item id="103" state="0"  label="Item-13" quantity="10" price="60"/>
     </Product>
     
      <Product id="Product-2"   state="0">
      <Item id="200" state="0"  label="Item-21" quantity="10" price="30"/>
      <Item id="201" state="0"  label="Item-22" quantity="10" price="40"/>
      <Item id="202" state="0"  label="Item-22" quantity="10" price="90"/>
      </Product>

     <Product id="Product-3"   state="0">
      <Item id="300" state="0"  label="Item-31" quantity="10" price="80"/>
      <Item id="301" state="0"  label="Item-32" quantity="10" price="50"/>
      <Item id="302" state="0"  label="Item-33" quantity="10" price="75"/>
      <Item id="304" state="0"  label="Item-34" quantity="10" price="45"/>
      </Product>

      <Product id="Product-4"   state="0">
      </Product>&#9;
      </>;

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Are we supposed to give directions or solve the problem with perfect code? I think, I stated clearly, how you could get a working XML out of an ArrayCollection. Obviously, the OP does not want to dig into the programming language at all. Thanks a lot for making me waste another 30minutes of my life!
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