[xquery-talk] External Variable on AltovaXML 2007

Gerald Sheehan gerald.sheehan at altova.com
Wed Aug 15 13:13:34 PDT 2007

Hi Timothy,

To solve the problem I'd use a tokenize on a external parameters list

for $a in tokenize($try, "\s+")

Calling Code should use AddExternalVariable("try", "file1.xml file2.xml

Best regards,


... Jerry Sheehan
... Pre-Sales Engineer
... Altova, Inc.

Look into  www.altova.com today!

-----Original Message-----
From: talk-bounces at x-query.com [mailto:talk-bounces at x-query.com] On
Behalf Of Timothy Marc
Sent: 24 June 2007 15:27
To: talk at x-query.com
Subject: [xquery-talk] External Variable on AltovaXML 2007

I want to pass an XML-String to the AltovaXML 2007 XQuery engine as
external variable. Inside of the xquery, i want to iterate over the
given variable with the for-expression. But, how do i convert the
external XML-String into a xml-document for processing? In saxon or
xalan it is possible to pass the external variables as InputSources, but
how should this be done in AltovaXML? Is there anyone, who had made some
experiences with AltovaXML? It seems to be quiet easy.

My Code looks like this:

IXQuery q = AltovaXMLFactory.getInstance().getXQueryInstance();
q.addExternalVariable("try", "<root><chil>Ich</chil></root>");
q.setOutputEncoding("UTF-8"); q.setXQueryFileName("d:\\test.xq");
String resultString = q.executeAndGetResultAsString(); if (resultString
== null ) { System.out.println("XQuery error : "
+ q.getLastErrorMessage());
System.out.println("Transform contents>>" + resultString ); }

My XQuery like this:
declare variable $try external;
for $a in $try

Thx in advance.
talk at x-query.com

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