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Re: Parsing generic XML

by wind (Priest)
on Jun 24, 2011 at 16:31 UTC ( #911274=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Parsing generic XML

If you're asking how to access the data structure returned by XML::Simple, that entirely depends on the structure of your XML. There is nothing wrong with the code that you've listed above, but if you're wanting to know why $ref->{$_} isn't listing deeper contents, maybe it's because it's a more complex data structure than just a scalar?

If so, just use Data::Dumper to output it or use ref to determine what type it is and use recursion:

foreach (keys %{$ref}) { print $_." ".Dumper($ref->{$_})."\n"; }

Note, there are parameters that you can pass to XMLin to adjust the way that it creates the data structure from the source XML. Just read the cpan docs for more details.

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Re^2: Parsing generic XML
by aknipp (Initiate) on Jun 24, 2011 at 16:50 UTC

    Thanks. I will try your code. The XML I plan to use is variable, so I was trying to write something rather generic. If I can identify a structure vs a node I should be OK.

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