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11-11-2008

Hi all,



I am trying to use the serialize xpath function to serialize an xml variable to a string, but nothing is stored in the string:



/process_data/myString = serialize(/process_data/myXmlVar/*, true())



What am I doing wrong?



Thanks in advance.



Sincerely

Kim

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Try the following:



/process_data/myString = serialize(/process_data/myXmlVar/*)



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12-12-2008

Do you need the /*? I think I've serialized an XML document without it.



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Yes you can. It just depends what xml you want to serialize. The serialize function doesn't care as long as it's valid xml.



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