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BizTalk Mapping (XML 2 Flat File) Question

BizTalk Mapping (XML 2 Flat File) Question

BizTalk Mapping (XML 2 Flat File) Question

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Hi,

Mapping question - I have a hierarchical XML i/p layout that I want to flatten out (to an o/p of delimited/CSV file).  The XML layout has optional subtrees.  For e.g. in the example below, a department may have zero or many projects and each project may have zero or many employees working on it.  This needs to be flattened to have
3 columns separated by comma (i.e. D_Name,P_Name,E_Name)

Example 1:  If my i/p XML is like this:
<Department>
    <D_Name>IT</D_Name>
    <Project>
        <P_Name>BizTalk</P_Name>
        <Employee>
            <E_Name>John Doe</E_Name>
        </Employee>
        <Employee>
            <E_Name>Mark Cuban</E_Name>    
        </Employee>
    </Project>
    <Project>
        <P_Name>ABC Project - Done</P_Name>
    </Project>
</Department>
 
my output shoule be, (3 records)


IT,BizTalk,John Doe
IT,BizTalk,Mark Cuban
IT,ABC Project - Done,

Example 2: However, if the XML comes like this,
<Department>
    <D_Name>IT</D_Name>
</Department>
my output should be, (one record) ==>IT,,

Example 3: Similary, if my i/p is :
<Department>
    <D_Name>IT</D_Name>
    <Project>
        <P_Name>ABC Project - Done</P_Name>
    </Project>
</Department>

my output should be, (one record) ==> IT,ABC Project - Done,

Can anyone tell me how/if I can do this using BizTalk mapper ? I created, the CSV schema, and mapped the data from i/p to o/p.   The problem is how to tell biztalk of this relationship?  I introduced looping functoid
but could not map it at the appropriate level.

Thanks,
Ken

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