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Re: perl xml format question

by tobyink (Abbot)
on Jan 28, 2013 at 17:14 UTC ( #1015740=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


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use strict; use warnings; use DBI; use XML::LibXML 2; use XML::LibXML::PrettyPrint qw(print_xml); my $dbh = DBI->connect("dbi:SQLite:dbname=:memory:","",""); # Create demo data... $dbh->do("CREATE TABLE sku (item text, loc text)"); $dbh->do("INSERT INTO sku VALUES ('011-5000', 'DLSDC')"); $dbh->do("INSERT INTO sku VALUES ('011-5100', 'FRMNT')"); my $xml = XML::LibXML::Document->new(); my $root = XML::LibXML::Element->new('results'); $xml->setDocumentElement($root); my $metadata = $root->addNewChild(undef, 'metadata'); my $data = $root->addNewChild(undef, 'data'); my $sth = $dbh->prepare("SELECT * FROM sku"); my $meta_done = 0; # false $sth->execute; while (my @row = $sth->fetchrow_array) { unless ($meta_done) { my $alias_num = 0; for my $col (@{$sth->{NAME_uc}}) { my $field = $metadata->addNewChild(undef, 'field'); %$field = ( name => $col, alias => "a".++$alias_num, ); } $meta_done = 1; } my $rec = $data->addNewChild(undef, 'rec'); for my $i (1 .. @row) { $rec->addNewChild(undef, "a$i")->appendText($row[$i-1]); } } my $pretty = XML::LibXML::PrettyPrint->new( element => { compact => sub { ($_[0]->localname||'') =~ /^a[0-9]+$ +/ } }, ); $pretty->pretty_print($xml); print $xml->toString;
package Cow { use Moo; has name => (is => 'lazy', default => sub { 'Mooington' }) } say Cow->new->name


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Re^2: perl xml format question
by lukka1 (Initiate) on Jan 29, 2013 at 08:56 UTC

    Hi Tobyink, Thank you for your super-prompt and helpful response. I was getting the following error when i tried to use the code

    my $field = $metadata->addNewChild(undef, 'field'); %$field = ( name => $col, alias => "a".++$alias_num, );

    I got the error "Not a HASH reference at test1_perlmonk_suggestion.pl line 52". Any idea what i need to change to avoid this error

    I also got the following error "Issuing rollback() due to DESTROY without explicit disconnect() of DBD::Oracle::db handle (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(HOST=IN1NPDVMPMT02)(PROTOCOL=tcp)(PORT=1521))"

      Are you using an oldish version of XML::LibXML perhaps?

      The ability to handle an element's attributes like a hash was only added in 1.91 IIRC.

      You can use setAttribute in older versions.

      package Cow { use Moo; has name => (is => 'lazy', default => sub { 'Mooington' }) } say Cow->new->name

        Thanks, i was using an older version since ppm was only able to find/install the older version (XML::LibXML 1.7). After using setAttribute i was able to get the desired output. My database error is also gone. Thank you Tobyink

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