in reply to XML::XPath tricks and tips

If you want to just access XML values you don't need to use XPath to find this informations. You can use it, but the XPath implementation in Perl (XML::XPath), in my opinion, is not very intuitive to use.

What you can do is to use some module that loads XML into a HASH tree, and access the values directly from the tree. You can take a look at XML::Simple (more popular) and XML::Smart (well, I'm the author of it, so I shouldn't say what is better).

Well, the main idea of XML::Smart is to enable the use of XML by programmers without need to really know the XML format. Here's a simple example of how to do what you want:

use XML::Smart ; my $xml = new XML::Smart('available_batchnyyn.xml'); my @avaliables = @{ $xml->{AvailableBatch}{Available} } ; foreach my $avaliables_i ( @avaliables ) { my $part = $avaliables_i->{Part} ; my $qty = $avaliables_i->{Qty} ; print "Part: $part ; Qty: $qty\n" ; }

Graciliano M. P.
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