Item Description: Exports data from a relational data base as XML
DBIx::XML_RDB - Perl extension for creating XML from existing DBI datasources. DBIx::XML_RDB comes with the sql2xml tool which simply dumps a table in a database to an XML file.
Why use DBIx::XML_RDB?
- you want to export the data base data in XML
- you prefer to process the data using XML tools rather than as a table
Why NOT use DBIx::XML_RDB?
- you are not using a DBI-supported data base!
- you want to generate something more complex than just record oriented XML, with nested structures for sub-tables for example
use DBIx-XML_RDB; my $xmlout = DBIx::XML_RDB->new($datasource, "ODBC", $userid, $password, $dbname) || die "Failed to make new xmlout"; $xmlout->DoSql("select * from MyTable"); print $xmlout->GetData;
I haven't used DBIx-XML_RDB too often (the first script I wrote with DBI did exactly the same thing!) but it looks like the right tool to generate XML out of a relational table