When you talk about a flat file, do you mean a flat database file? In other
words, data from one database table in a delimited format (tab-delimited,
comma-delimited, etc.) If this is the case, one solution would be to use our
database publishing program, CatBase, which will allow you to import the
data and then very easily export it as an XML file.
Actually the currently shipping version of CatBase does not have the XML
export facility, but the soon-to-be-released Version 5 does. If you are
interested, please drop me a note and I will let you have a beta version.
CatBase Software Ltd.
on 7/5/2002 9:52 pm, Tina Martin at [log in to unmask] wrote:
> I have been tasked with reading a simple flat file, creating and XML
> document from the flat file, and then using the XML document to write the
> data to an Oracle database.
> I am just beginning to research using XML and am getting more and more
> confused. I have no idea where to start. I see lots of information for
> taking the XML document (with data) and reading it then writing to the
> database but nothing on how to initially take the flat file and create and
> XML document with it.
> Can someone please point me in the right direction?
> Confused :-(