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Re^3: Fetch field values from API output

by roboticus (Chancellor)
on Dec 13, 2012 at 18:32 UTC ( #1008700=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: Fetch field values from API output
in thread Fetch field values from API output


In that case, I'd look into using XML::Twig to parse your XML document(s). Looking at it, it seems like the code should be pretty simple. I've not used it before, so I'm sure I'll get some details wrong, but I would think that something like this could do it:

#!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use XML::Twig; use Data::Dump; my @work_items; # Set up the parser my $twig = XML::Twig->new( twig_handlers => { usageAccum => \&gather_values, } } # Parse the file and gather work items $twig_parsefile('foo.xml'); # Process the work items for my $r (@work_items) { print Dumper($r), "\n"; } sub gather_values { # We just got a usageAccum node, so get the interesting attributes # and push them into the work item list. my $node = shift; push @work_items, { inclUnits => $node->{attr}->{inclUnits}; inclUnitsUsed => $node->{attr}->{inclUnitsUsed}; shared => $node->{attr}->{shared}; }; }

I didn't test it, as I'm busy at the moment. But you should be able to turn this into something useful. If you have trouble, hopefully we can get an XML::Twig savvy monk to chime in with tips.


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[Corion]: Meh, first round of escalations for me not wanting to fix in production what a project has mismanaged. Now another project, which eats up all the resources until end of this year wants to take that task and put it on my list of things as well.
[Corion]: So now there will be the fun of me explaining to the project that $other_project had low priority because $project has high priority. If $project picks up the task from $other_project, they also will need to reprioritize my tasks to get that done...
[Corion]: ... of course at the cost of something else on my list of tasks for $project, as there only is a finite amount of days until $deadline.

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