XML Handling

Pascal Lehner tate83 at gmail.com
Fri May 23 10:23:44 EDT 2014


Hi Peter,
I'm on the road right now so I cannot post much. However, I did some XML
last year. You can find all Informationen in stack script on my bitbucket
repository, just download the. livecode file.

https://bitbucket.org/tate83/t8converter

Hth
Greez pascal
Am 23.05.2014 15:42 schrieb "Peter Hermsen" <hermsen at comcast.net>:

> Sorry for the long post. I'm trying to convert some programs from PHP to
> livecode.  I've been working with LiveCode for several years and haven't
> had the opportunity to work with XML until now.  I went through the
> LiveCode lesson on reading from an XML file, but am running into problems
> when working with live data.  I used the example in:
>
> http://lessons.runrev.com/s/lessons/m/4071/l/7011-How-to-
> read-in-data-from-an-XML-file
>
> When I applied the same methods to my data, I can't retrieve my data
> values.  Instead, I get only "empty" and "xmlerr".  If anybody could guide
> me in the right direction, I'd really appreciate it.  Here's an example
> data file:
>
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
> <orders>
>   <order>
>         <po_number>1111</po_number>
>         <ship_to>
>             <salutation>Mr</salutation>
>             <first_name>Joe</first_name>
>             <last_name>Smith</last_name>
>             <address_1>123 Street Rd.</address_1>
>             <address_2>Apartment 6</address_2>
>             <city>Some City</city>
>             <state>NJ</state>
>             <post_code>08810</post_code>
>             <email>joe at smith.com</email>
>             <phone>732-555-1212</phone>
> <customer_ref_number>001</customer_ref_number>
>         </ship_to>
>         <items>
>             <item>
>                 <line>1</line>
>                 <sku>720912</sku>
>                 <description>Widget</description>
>                 <unit_price>24.50</unit_price>
>                 <quantity>1</quantity>
>             </item>
>         </items>
>     </order>
>   <order>
>         <po_number>1112</po_number>
>         <ship_to>
>             <salutation>Ms</salutation>
>             <first_name>Jane</first_name>
>             <last_name>Doe</last_name>
>             <address_1>456 Raod St.</address_1>
>             <address_2>Some Suburb</address_2>
>             <city>My Little Town</city>
>             <state>NJ</state>
>             <post_code>08711</post_code>
>             <email>jane at bigserver.com</email>
>             <phone>609-555-1212</phone>
> <customer_ref_number>002</customer_ref_number>
>         </ship_to>
>         <items>
>             <item>
>                 <line>1</line>
>                 <sku>060002</sku>
>                 <description>Gizmo</description>
>                 <unit_price>18.45</unit_price>
>                 <quantity>1</quantity>
>             </item>
>             <item>
>                 <line>2</line>
>                 <sku>02134</sku>
>                 <description>Thingy</description>
>                 <unit_price>21.16</unit_price>
>                 <quantity>1</quantity>
>             </item>
>         </items>
>     </order>
> </orders>
>
> Using PHP I can easily convert the above file to an Array.  However,
> LiveCode is being a bit more challenging.
>
> Many thanks,
> Pete Hermsen
>
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