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How to select path from an XML data file?


Level 2

I have an XML data file somewhat like the one below with up to five levels deep (variable). I want the user to be able to pick a path by navigating a tree (i.e. Canada/Alberta/Calgary) and have that path put into a data field. If they only navigate part way into the path (i.e. Mexico/Sonora) then that would go in the data field. I have some control of the structure of the XML as I am creating it from a CSV file.

Any examples or good advice that you can provide is greatly appreciated. I'm OK manipulating XML but am quite a newbie at PDF forms & Javascript.

    <country name="Canada">
        <prov-state name="British Columbia">
            <city name="Victoria" />
            <city name="Nanaimo" />
        <prov-state name="Alberta">
            <city name="Calgary" />
            <city name="Lethbridge" />
    <country name="Mexico">
        <prov-state name="Sonora">
            <city name="Guaymas" />

2 Replies


Level 10

Not sure I follow ....are you going to give the user a visual representation of the XML and let them choose then you

will put the path into a field?



Level 2

Hopefully something like that.

A visual representation like JavaScript menus would work however it doesn't have to be overly visual. Probably need to give some representation of the hierarchy in the XML file.