Delete XML Node or Attribute Action



See Also

Create XML Node Action, Edit XML Node Action


Delete all the nodes that match the Xpath expression in given XML file.

Practical Usage

See description.


General Tab


Text, Required
MARKUP: XPATH="/BookStore/Books/Price"

Specifies the Xpath expression to the XML node to delete.

Session Name

Text, Optional - Default "XMLSession1"

Specifies the session name to identify the in-memory XML document to use in subsequent XML steps. This allows several in memory XML documents to be active simultaneously.


Custom Description

This action includes the Description tab for entering a custom step description.

More on setting custom step description

Standard Error Handling Options

This action also includes the standard Error Causes and On Error failure handling options/tabs.

More on Error Handling Options

Variables and Expressions

All text fields allow the use of expressions, which can be entered by surrounding the expression in percentage signs (example: %MYVARIABLE%, %Left('Text',2)%). To help construct these expressions, you can open Expression Builder from these fields by pressing F2.

More on variables
More on expressions

More on the expression builder


NOTE: The code below can be copied and pasted directly into the Steps pane of the Task Builder.