Generating XMLfile using shellscript

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# 8  
Old 11-04-2009
a bash script
{	J=1
	echo '<data>'
	while read LINE
		VAR=( $LINE )
		echo '<Field'$J' name="'${VAR[0]}'"><\Field'$J'>'
		for I in 1 2 3
		do	echo '<OtherField name="'${VAR[$I]}'"><\Otherfield>'
		echo '<\Field>'
	done < InputFile1
	echo '<\data>'
} > OutputFile.xml

# 9  
Old 11-04-2009
Reply to Frans

ok frans ... please tell me to generate xml file directly

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thanks frans ... its working ...

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Originally Posted by panyam
Never worked in array kind of stuff,

Might be this one will be useful.
awk  '{cou++;for(i=1;i<=NF;i++)
{ if(i==1) { print "< Filed"cou" name=\"" $1 "\">" } 
  else {print "<Otherfield name=\"" $i "\"><\Otherfield>" } 
} {print "<\Filed"cou">" }
} '  file_name.txt

This is not showing me any input ..
plzz tell me the command to execute this awk file
also where to see the output
# 10  
Old 11-04-2009
Ok. Copy the above mentioned awk script and put it in any file , for example : and then run the script as :


Dont forget to replace the "file_name.txt" in the script with your input file name.
# 11  
Old 11-04-2009
If you really want to generate a XML your syntax is wrong. Closing elements
should start with "</" - not "<\" i.e.


echo "<data>" > outfile
while read f o1 o2 o3
   echo "<Field$n name="\"$f\"">" >> outfile
   echo "<Otherfield name="\"$o1\""></Otherfield>" >> outfile
   echo "<Otherfield name="\"$o2\""></Otherfield>" >> outfile
   echo "<Otherfield name="\"$o3\""></Otherfield>" >> outfile
   echo "</Field$n>" >> outfile
done < infile
echo "</data>" >> outfile

# 12  
Old 11-05-2009
Not working

# awk 'BEGIN{print "<data>"}
{ if(i==1) { print "< Filed"cou" name=\"" $1 "\">" }
else {print "<Otherfield name=\"" $i "\"><\Otherfield>" }
} {print "<\/Filed"cou">" }
} END{print "<\/data>"}' flatfile

This code is not working ... i am using name of my file instead
of flatfile .. plzz tell me way to execute this file..
like what should be the extension what should be the command for executing this file

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thanks for helping me .. but i have to store the contants of that file in a data structure ... plzz tell me a way to store the contents in data structure and then generate aXML file form it..
# 13  
Old 11-05-2009
awk itself is a "command" , yo do not need any thing else to execute it.

Just copy paste the thing what ever we have posted and execute the script.
awk  'BEGIN{print "<data>"}  {cou++;for(i=1;i<=NF;i++){ if(i==1) { print "< Filed"cou" name=\"" $1 "\">" } else {print "<Otherfield name=\"" $i "\"><\Otherfield>" } } {print "<\/Filed"cou">" } } END{print "<\/data>"}'  file_name.txt

I am not sure of any data structures for storing these elements.
# 14  
Old 11-05-2009
Sorry for spoiling the discussion at the last moment.

This is not a scalable and fail proof way to create XML formats. Instead well supported already created modules are available from CPAN
Probably you could start of with XML::Simple

It is very simple to complete your task
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