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combine (concat) two XPATH (path(.) and the text())

Added by Mario Mueller almost 3 years ago

Hi all,

I got two XPATH wich I which to concat You can use the XML on https://www.w3schools.com/xml/books.xml

First XPATH gives back the Path of the nodes


/bookstore/book/author/path(.)

Result:


/Q{}bookstore[1]/Q{}book[1]/Q{}author[1]
/Q{}bookstore[1]/Q{}book[2]/Q{}author[1]
/Q{}bookstore[1]/Q{}book[3]/Q{}author[1]
/Q{}bookstore[1]/Q{}book[3]/Q{}author[2]
/Q{}bookstore[1]/Q{}book[3]/Q{}author[3]
/Q{}bookstore[1]/Q{}book[3]/Q{}author[4]
/Q{}bookstore[1]/Q{}book[3]/Q{}author[5]
/Q{}bookstore[1]/Q{}book[4]/Q{}author[1]

Second XPATH gives back values


	

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Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:56 am
Hi all,

I got two XPATH wich I which to concat
You can use the XML on https://www.w3schools.com/xml/books.xml

First XPATH gives back the Path of the nodes

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/bookstore/book/author/path(.)

Second XPATH gives back values

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/bookstore/book/author/text()

Result:


Giada De Laurentiis
J K. Rowling
James McGovern
Per Bothner
Kurt Cagle
James Linn
Vaidyanathan Nagarajan
Erik T. Ray

Is it possible to concat the results of both XPATH?

Many Thanks Regards Mario


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RE: combine (concat) two XPATH (path(.) and the text()) - Added by Mario Mueller almost 3 years ago

Sorry, there was something wrong while formatting my tread.

The second XPATH looks :


/bookstore/book/author/text()

And the result is


Giada De Laurentiis
J K. Rowling
James McGovern
Per Bothner
Kurt Cagle
James Linn
Vaidyanathan Nagarajan
Erik T. Ray

Regards Mario

RE: combine (concat) two XPATH (path(.) and the text()) - Added by Michael Kay almost 3 years ago

I don't think this question is Saxon-specific, so it might be more appropriate on StackOverflow.

It's not entirely clear to me what you want as your final result. If it's a single sequence containing alternating paths and values, you could use

/bookstore/books/author!(path(.), string(.))

Note that it's generally better to use string() rather than text() to get the content of an element.

RE: combine (concat) two XPATH (path(.) and the text()) - Added by Mario Mueller almost 3 years ago

Hi Michael,

I tested your suggestion. Unftunatelly it does not work.

But this one works:


/bookstore/book/author/(path() || text())

Thanks Regards Mario

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