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Nested for-each

Nested for-each

Nested for-each


I've got a nested for-each function in an XSL file, designed to run through a XML containing R's and C's (rows and Columns) and making a table out of the XML info. The code looks something like this with a nested for-each

<xsl:for-each select="r">
 <xsl:for-each select="c">
 <td> - stuff - </td>

I need to pull attribute information from the partent r inside the <td> generated during the c element but I can't see to get the code correct.

Wondering if I should make a single element for each cell and somehow filter them out by attributes, or perhaps just including all the information in the c element that I need.

Sorry if this isn't clear but I don't have the code to post in full at the moment

RE: Nested for-each

Sometimes the switching of the context within a for-each can confuse, or at least obscure how to do something.  Inside the <xsl:for-each  select="c"> the context is the <c> element, so how do you refer to something on the containign <r> element?.  From what you have posted, the <c> element(s) are the children of the <r> element.  So let's say you have:


<r someattr="123">
<c/> <c/> <c/>

You can get to the attribute on the parent <r> as follows:


<xsl:for-each select="r">
 <xsl:for-each select="c">
 <td><xsl:value-of select="../@someattr"/></td>

The '..' is a quick way in XPath to get to the parent node of the context node.  So ../@someattr means, "the attribute someattr of my parent."

Tom Morrison
Micro Focus

RE: Nested for-each

Thanks, that's done it. Figured it'd be something like that but couldn't get the synatax right for getting the parent attribute.

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