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Variable Mapping - XML Files (For SOLIDWORKS PDM Professional only)

You can map variables to read and write values found in XML files.

Common Extensions

XML

Property Mappings

See Mapping to XML Values.

Block name Attribute name
XML The attribute names are custom defined.

Mapping to XML Values

You must use the block name XML and the correct element syntax to map variables to XML values .

Use the block name XML and the correct element syntax when defining variables.

Use the following guidelines to name the variable attributes:

1 - Root element attribute
Syntax [RootElement]/@[Attribute]
In the example: The attribute mapping File/@Name returns the value 01 Ceilings.
2 - Element tag
Syntax [RootElement]/[Element]
In the example: The attribute mapping File/Description returns the value Sample.
3 - Nested attribute
Syntax [RootElement]/[Element]/[NestedElement]/@[Attribute]
In the example: The attribute mapping File/Region/Cell/@Division returns the value 1.
4 - Nested element
Syntax [RootElement]/[Element]/[NestedElement]
In the example: The attribute mapping File/View/ViewportDefault/DispConfig returns the value Reflected.
5 - Multiple element values
Syntax When multiple elements with the same name are found, use all values (one per row for multiline edit box).
In the example: The attribute mapping File/View/ViewCategory/ContextCategory returns a list of Constructs\Architectural, Constructs\Architectural\Partitions, Constructs\Architectural\Shell, and so on.


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