Solved

xslt for-each = $variable

Posted on 2011-09-23
5
320 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi,

I would like to create a dynamic for each loop that only picks up the records that match a certain variable passed into the xsl.

So say I have a list of cars. I would like to do a for-each that picks up all cars that are red.

But set as a variable.

<xsl:variable name="colour">red</xsl:variable>

<xsl:for-each select="car[info/colour = $colour]">
XML
<cars>
 <car>
  <info>
   <colour>red</colour>
   <price>500</price>
   <make>ford</ford>
  </info>
  <history>
    <MOT>none</MOT>
  </history>
 </car>
 <car>
  <info>
   <colour>white</colour>
   <price>650</price>
  </info>
 </car>
</cars>

Doesn't seem to be working. I can get it working for numbers though, say do it for price and the variable is 500.

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:help-is-needed
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 60

Accepted Solution

by:
Geert Bormans earned 500 total points
ID: 36587191
should work, but you might have some spaces

try
<xsl:for-each select="car[normalize-space(info/colour) = normalize-space($colour)]">

make sure your context for the for-each is cars

if you pass it in, it shoukld be a xsl:param instead of a xsl:variable
0
 

Author Comment

by:help-is-needed
ID: 36587309
ah, putting in the normalize-space worked.

What happens when I get onto cars with a colour that is two words? i.e. dark purple
0
 
LVL 60

Expert Comment

by:Geert Bormans
ID: 36587349
normalize-space takes away all white-space (newlines, tabs, spaces, ...) in the beginning and at the end of the argument
and replaces each sequence of white-space (one or more newlines, spaces, tabs, ...) inside the argument with one space

"     dark          
purple      

"

will become
"dark purple"
for the compare,
which likely fits your purpose
0
 

Author Comment

by:help-is-needed
ID: 36587449
excellent, thats got it.
Im assuming it is case sensitive, is there away of mitigating this along with the spacing too?

Thanks
0
 
LVL 60

Assisted Solution

by:Geert Bormans
Geert Bormans earned 500 total points
ID: 36587507
it is case sensitive
XSLT1 has no lower-case
so you need
translate(normalize-space(.), 'AZERTYUIOPQSDFGHJKLMWXCVBN', 'azertyuiopqsdfghjklmwxcvbn')

translate checks each character from the first argument, checks if it is in the second argument and replaces it by the char at the same position in the third argument
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Browsing the questions asked to the Experts of this forum, you will be amazed to see how many times people are headaching about monster regular expressions (regex) to select that specific part of some HTML or XML file they want to extract. The examp…
I was working on a PowerPoint add-in the other day and a client asked me "can you implement a feature which processes a chart when it's pasted into a slide from another deck?". It got me wondering how to hook into built-in ribbon events in Office.
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…
Attackers love to prey on accounts that have privileges. Reducing privileged accounts and protecting privileged accounts therefore is paramount. Users, groups, and service accounts need to be protected to help protect the entire Active Directory …

680 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question