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xslt for-each = $variable

Posted on 2011-09-23
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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
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Geert Bormans earned 500 total points
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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
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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
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by:Geert Bormans
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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
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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
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by:Geert Bormans
Geert Bormans earned 500 total points
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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
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