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Posted on 2014-01-07
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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>

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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!
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Question by:indigo6
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by:als315
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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
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by:indigo6
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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.
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by:als315
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Can you upload your file? There is an error in your sample: last line should be </Batch> instead of <Batch>.
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by:indigo6
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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.
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by:als315
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Is you question actual? Do you have sample xml file? Have you tried to import my sample?
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by:indigo6
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I think there is an issue with another tag somewhere, because your sample works fine. What could cause the data to import diagonally?
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als315 earned 1500 total points
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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.
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by:indigo6
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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?
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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?
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I had an issue with the import file. Thanks!
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