Solved

Import XML data into one row in Excel

Posted on 2014-01-07
10
3,255 Views
1 Endorsement
Last Modified: 2014-02-20
Hello,
     I have an XML data that I would like to import into Excel. The data as provided by the client looks like this:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" ?>
<Batch>
<Package>
<TemplateID>PROV1</TemplateID>
<Entity_ID>0000000245</Entity_ID>
<Date>20140106</Date>
<Batch_ID>01</Batch_ID>
.
.
.
</Package>

<Package>
<TemplateID>PROV1</TemplateID>
<Entity_ID>0000000999</Entity_ID>
<Date>20140106</Date>
<Batch_ID>01</Batch_ID>
.
.
.
</Package>
<Batch>

Open in new window

There are more fields in Package, but that's the gist. Each "Package" has the data, so what I would like to do is have all the items in each package be the column headers, and then the data from each package to populate under that. When I try importing, the data is imported, but each new field is put in a new row, so the data looks as though it it diagonal. How can I import all the data in one row?

Thank you!
1
Comment
Question by:indigo6
  • 5
  • 5
10 Comments
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:als315
ID: 39763079
Have you tried direct import from XML file with master? Open Data Tab:
Data tabPress From Other Sources and select XML:
xmlResult looks like:
resultMay be you have errors in your file?
Sample file is attached
test.xml
0
 

Author Comment

by:indigo6
ID: 39763100
Hmm, maybe it's something with Excel 2013? I tried those steps and I get the following message: "The specified XML source does not refer to a schema..." So I let it generate a schema and it comes out diagonally.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:als315
ID: 39764235
Can you upload your file? There is an error in your sample: last line should be </Batch> instead of <Batch>.
0
Space-Age Communications Transitions to DevOps

ViaSat, a global provider of satellite and wireless communications, securely connects businesses, governments, and organizations to the Internet. Learn how ViaSat’s Network Solutions Engineer, drove the transition from a traditional network support to a DevOps-centric model.

 

Author Comment

by:indigo6
ID: 39765997
I'd have to strip all the data out of it. But the closing tag error is not in the original document, I made that error when I made the sample.
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:als315
ID: 39776797
Is you question actual? Do you have sample xml file? Have you tried to import my sample?
0
 

Author Comment

by:indigo6
ID: 39777356
I think there is an issue with another tag somewhere, because your sample works fine. What could cause the data to import diagonally?
0
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
als315 earned 500 total points
ID: 39778550
Yes, of course. When you have no schema, Excel try to build it, analyze one (?) tag and if in next tag are additional positions, import may go wrong. That's why I ask for sample. You can divide your file into parts, import them separately and find problem part. If there are extra fields, you can add them as empty to first Package tag.
0
 

Author Comment

by:indigo6
ID: 39795521
Yes, I ended up having multiple fields with the same name. These fields are actually subfields, but that's ok. Is there a way to tell Excel to concatenate the data in two fields if they have the same name?
0
 
LVL 40

Expert Comment

by:als315
ID: 39797831
You have no options in xml import, you can only use VBA for import as a text file. But I can't reproduce this problem. Can you upload sample file?
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:indigo6
ID: 39874373
I had an issue with the import file. Thanks!
0

Featured Post

Networking for the Cloud Era

Join Microsoft and Riverbed for a discussion and demonstration of enhancements to SteelConnect:
-One-click orchestration and cloud connectivity in Azure environments
-Tight integration of SD-WAN and WAN optimization capabilities
-Scalability and resiliency equal to a data center

Question has a verified solution.

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

A little background as to how I came to I design this code: Around 5 years ago I designed an add-in that formatted Excel files to a corporate standard, applying different cell colours and font type depending on whether the cells contained inputs,…
This article descibes how to create a connection between Excel and SAP and how to move data from Excel to SAP or the other way around.
Graphs within dashboards are meant to be dynamic, representing data from a period of time that will change each time the dashboard is updated with new data. Rather than update each graph to point to a different set within a static set of data, t…
This Micro Tutorial will demonstrate how to use longer labels with horizontal bar charts instead of the vertical column chart.

828 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