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Delete a xml node.

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XML 7.4 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "XML.DeletePath"; XML; Path { ; Flags } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
XML The XML to process.
Can be XML as text or the reference returned by XML.Parse function.
If you pass the reference number so you can make several times changes to the XML without parsing and xml output it each time.
Path The path to the node or attribute to query. "name"
Flags Various Flags.
Add 1 to ignore errors in xml and continue parsing. This may lead to not everything in the xml being read.
Add 4 to format returned XML.
Add 32 to return result as XML.
0 Optional


Returns OK or error.


Delete a xml node.
This function uses a path notation like the JSON functions in FileMaker to describe paths.
You can use name of a node followed by option index in square brackets. On the end you can use # followed by a name of an attribute to select only the attribute.
Delimiter between items can be dot like FileMaker or newline.

If you pass in a XML reference number and you do not pass Flag value 32 for returning as XML, we just modify the XML reference in memory. This avoids performance hit for outputting and parsing xml for each change.


Delete node:

MBS( "XML.DeletePath"; "<test><node>Hello</node></test>"; "test.node"; 0)

Example result:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

Delete attribute:

MBS( "XML.DeletePath"; "<test><node id=\"123\">Hello</node></test>"; "test.node#id"; 0)

Example result:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

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Created 16th September 2017, last changed 13th March 2023

XML.Compact - XML.ExtractText