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How do I get the first familyjudgement from xml doc?

How do I get the first familyjudgement from xml doc?

How do I get the first familyjudgement from xml doc?

(OP)
I would like to output the first FamilyJudgement from my xml document. How do I do it?

Expected output

CODE --> xml

<FamilyJudgment judgmentKey="3928551">
	<JudgmentEventTypeText>Custody order</JudgmentEventTypeText>
</FamilyJudgment> 

xml document

CODE --> xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<CaseNotification>
	<CourtDecisionNotification>
		<TriggeredDateTime>2016-07-12T15:05:45-05:00</TriggeredDateTime>
		<NotificationEvent>CourtDecisionModified</NotificationEvent>
		<FamilyJudgment judgmentKey="3928551">
			<JudgmentEventTypeText>Custody order</JudgmentEventTypeText>
			<JudgmentEventDate>2016-07-12</JudgmentEventDate>
			<Custody>
				<CustodyDescriptionText>Legal custody</CustodyDescriptionText>
			</Custody>
		</FamilyJudgment>
		<FamilyJudgment judgmentKey="3928551">
			<JudgmentEventTypeText>Custody order</JudgmentEventTypeText>
			<JudgmentEventDate>2016-07-12</JudgmentEventDate>
			<Custody>
				<CustodyDescriptionText>Legal custody</CustodyDescriptionText>
			</Custody>
		</FamilyJudgment>
	</CourtDecisionNotification>
</CaseNotification> 

RE: How do I get the first familyjudgement from xml doc?

CODE --> XSLT

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xsl:stylesheet xmlns:xsl="http://www.w3.org/1999/XSL/Transform"
  version="1.0">

  <xsl:output method="xml" indent="yes"/>

  <xsl:template match="node() | @*">
    <xsl:apply-templates/>
  </xsl:template>

  <xsl:template match="FamilyJudgment[position() = 1]">
    <xsl:copy>
      <xsl:copy-of select="@* | child::*[1]"/>
    </xsl:copy>
  </xsl:template>

</xsl:stylesheet> 

RE: How do I get the first familyjudgement from xml doc?

I would make the following suggested change to make the template less dependent on the position of the desired <JudgementEventTypeText> element (and perhaps a bit less obscure - XPath being obscure enough already).

CODE --> XSLT_Fragment

<xsl:template match="FamilyJudgment[position() = 1]">
    <xsl:copy>
      <xsl:copy-of select="@* | JudgementEventTypeText"/>
    </xsl:copy>
</xsl:template> 

Given that I also work with LegalXML (and Tyler's substitutions), I know there are many optional fields in the schema. I would never recommend using an absolute position instead of an element name when a particular element is desired.

Note that this differs from your business rule that you want the first FamilyJudgement element. In that situation, [position() = 1] (or more simply [1]) is appropriate.

Tom Morrison
Hill Country Software

RE: How do I get the first familyjudgement from xml doc?

Tom, that is a very sound advice (with a personal benefit of learn about LegalXML).

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