Santosh Kumar wrote:
> Has Anybody used flat2xml?
> What is this xfl file?
> Has this got something to do with schema?
> I believe this has to do something with the information that we
> need to provide the rules of the conversion.
> But i am not sure of how to proceed?
> Somebody Help me? Can I convert .doc .rtf files also?
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XML Convert to [log in to unmask] I have lots of
experience with flat2xml and the other XML Convert
By convention, the suffix of the name of a file
containing an XFlat schema is "xfl" (e.g.,
For an overview of the XFlat language, please refer
The examples.htm file in the xmlconvert/docs folder
provides several examples of how to convert a flat file
into XML and vice versa.
XML Convert was designed to convert data files, rather
than documents, into XML. By data files, I'm referring
to flat files that contain machine-readable data that
is encoded as printable characters. XML Convert can not convert
.doc files (i.e., MS Word documents) into XML, since
.doc files contain binary. XML Convert can handle complex
flat files; so, it might be able to handle an RTF file,
but I don't know RTF well enough to provide a definitive
You might want to take a look at the following tools
that were designed to convert documents into XML:
The rtf2rdc product from Sema Group Belgium
(http://www.sema.be/index.htm) can convert
RTF to XML.
Simon St. Laurent's O2KCleaner converts
Word 2000 documents into well-formed XML.
Balise from AIS Software (http://www.us.balise.com/)
can parse RTF. You can probably use it to
convert RTF to XML.
Hope this helps.
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