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Counts nodes with given name.

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XML 7.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "XML.NodeCount"; XML; Name { ; Flags } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
XML The XML to process.
Can be XML as text or the reference returned by XML.Parse function, so you can make several times queries to the XML without parsing it each time.
Name The name of the node to query.
This can be a list to go over several steps to the target tree part.
Flags Various Flags.
Add 1 to ignore errors in xml and continue parsing. This may lead to not everything in the xml being read.
0 Optional


Returns number or error.


Counts nodes with given name.
Only the top nodes in the XML and not sub nodes down the hierarchy.
Does not count root node, only first level of children.


Query node count:

MBS( "XML.NodeCount"; "<Items><ID>1</ID><ID>3</ID><ID>5</ID></Items>"; "ID")

Example result: 3

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Created 2nd January 2017, last changed 3th August 2020

XML.ListAttributes - XML.NodeNames