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Old 07-16-2010
Extracting data from an xml file


Please can someone assist.

I have the following xml file:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> 
- <PUTTRIGGER xmlns:xsd="" xmlns:xsi="" APPLICATIONNUMBER="0501160" ACCOUNTNAME="Mrs S Test" PUTFILENAME="" PUTFILEZIPPED="Y" PUTFILENAMEINZIP="91C8A853FD6E4D5BAC92085165111111.afp" ENVIRONMENT="PRODLB" PACKCONTROLNUMBER="101" PACKCONTROLNAME="RU_Offer_pack_app_eng_wales" xmlns="http://Omiga.test.test/test">
  <DOCUMENT DOCUMENTGUID="2764E71073424046BCF6A65573111111" EVENTGUID="1664FF8926154B49A94AD879D11111" FILEGUID="8728DF2445B24D129F00B6ACEA111111" FILECONTENTSGUID="8728DF2445B24D129F00B6ACEA63869F" MOBIUSLOCATION="0501111|TEST1_RTF|20010621171505|0501129-71111|1" FILEVERSION="V1" DOCUMENTCATEGORY="Pre-completion" HOSTTEMPLATENAME="Offer - Copy To Broker" FILESIZE="0" DATECREATED="2001-06-22 16:20:23.570" CREATEDBY="TestR" METADATA="" /> 
  <DOCUMENT DOCUMENTGUID="BF7B31EBD1BD4F2A91DBC090B9111111" EVENTGUID="27E2424AEC20431EAA6CAE1D4111111" FILEGUID="F897BF52CEFA4EC1BDA4F041D6111111" FILECONTENTSGUID="F897BF52CEFA4EC1BDA4F041D6111111" MOBIUSLOCATION="0501111|EPSOM_RTF|20070622111111|0501129-101111|1" FILEVERSION="V1" DOCUMENTCATEGORY="Pre-completion" HOSTTEMPLATENAME="Offer Document" FILESIZE="0" DATECREATED="2001-06-22 16:20:32.223" CREATEDBY="TestJ" METADATA="" /> 

I need to extract the data into a file that is in quotes after APPLICATIONNUMBER and DOCUMENTCATEGORY.

Last edited by radoulov; 07-16-2010 at 09:59 AM.. Reason: Please use code tags!
# 2  
Old 07-16-2010
If those entries don't span multiple lines:

sed -n '
  ' infile

With some sed implementations you can use even:

sed -n '
  ' infile

# 3  
Old 07-19-2010
Extracting data from xml


I am still having trouble with extracting the information.
I tried to simplify it using:
sed -n 's/.*APPLICATIONNUMBER="\([^"]*\).*/\1/p' infile.xml > dolph

Comes up with the following:
sed: Function s/.*APPLICATIONNUMBER="\([^"]*\).*/\1/p s/.*DOCUMENTCATEGORY="\([^"]*\).*/\1/p  cannot be parsed.

Any ideas.

# 4  
Old 07-19-2010
Don't try to simplify, just run the command I gave you.
# 5  
Old 07-19-2010
I tried this but got no output:
sed -n '
> s/.*APPLICATIONNUMBER="\([^"]*\).*/\1/p
> s/.*DOCUMENTCATEGORY="\([^"]*\).*/\1/p
> ' tescobank.xml
sed: Function s/.*APPLICATIONNUMBER="\([^"]*\).*/\1/p  cannot be parsed.

Last edited by radoulov; 07-19-2010 at 06:09 AM.. Reason: Added code tags!
# 6  
Old 07-19-2010
Hm, could you put the commands inside a file and then run it like this:



sed -nf s.sed  tescobank.xml

# 7  
Old 07-19-2010
tried this, there is no output or errors?

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