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Creates local variables in script for XML nodes.

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XML 7.0 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ✅ Yes
MBS( "XML.SetVariables"; XML { ; recursive; Flags; Prefix } )   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.
recursive Whether to recurse in sub tree.
Pass 1 for rescursive or 0 for non-recursive.
Default is 0.
1 Optional
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
Prefix The prefix to use for the variables names. "" Optional


Returns list or error.


Creates local variables in script for XML nodes.
Returns list of variable names.
If variables receive multiple values the name in the result comes the highest index in square brackets.

You can call XML.ClearVariables later to clear those variables, but at the end of the script all variables will go away. Variable names are shortened in v12.5 and newer to maximum 100 characters.


Set variables:

MBS( "XML.SetVariables"; "<Person><FirstName>Markus</FirstName><LastName>Müller</LastName><City>New York</City></Person>")

Example result:

See also

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Created 25th December 2016, last changed 7th September 2022

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