Edit XML Node Action

Declaration

<AMXMLEDITNODE XPATH="text" XMLATTRIBUTE="text" NEWVALUE="text" />

See Also

Create XML Node Action, Delete XML Node Action

Description

Edits a node value or its attribute in a given file. Select the appropriate node using Xpath expression. The action will edit the first node if Xpath evaluates to more than one node.

Practical Usage

See description.

Parameters

General Tab

XPath

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

Specifies the Xpath expression to the XML node to edit.

Attribute (optional)

Text, Optional
MARKUP: XMLATTRIBUTE="Price"

Tells the XML node the value of the attribute to edit.

Value

Text, Required
MARKUP: NEWVALUE="NewValue"

Specifies the XML node's attribute to edit.

Session Name

Text, Optional - Default "XMLSession1"
MARKUP: SESSIONNAME="FirstXMLSession"

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.

Notes

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

Example

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

<AMXMLEDITNODE XPATH="/BookStore/Book" NEWVALUE="Who moved my Cheese" />