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Creates local variables in script for XML nodes.

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XML 7.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MBS( "XML.SetVariables"; XML { ; recursive; Flags; Prefix } )   More


Parameter Description Example value
XML The XML to process.
Can be XML as text or the reference returned by XML.Parse function, so you can make several times queries to the XML without parsing it each time.
recursive Optional
Whether to recurse in sub tree.
Pass 1 for rescursive or 0 for non-recursive.
Default is 0.
Flags Optional
Various Flags.
Add 1 to ignore errors in xml and continue parsing. This may lead to not everything in the xml being read.
Prefix Optional
The prefix to use for the variables names.


Returns list or error.


Creates local variables in script for XML nodes.
Returns list of variable names.
If variables receive multiple values the name in the result comes the highest index in square brackets.
You can call XML.ClearVariables later to clear those variables.


Set variables:

MBS( "XML.SetVariables"; "<Person><FirstName>Markus</FirstName><LastName>Müller</LastName><City>New York</City></Person>")

Example result:

See also

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Created 25th December 2016, last changed 2nd February 2018

XML.SetPathXML   -   XML.SubTree

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