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DrtyRdr

XSL/cXML Assistance - Remove a dash

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Hello all,

Noob here, learning the basics of XSL's and cXML, so please be gentle!

 

I work with an eprocurement solution which uses XSL to general cXML for posting things like punchout requests, cXML purchase orders and invoices...etc. I am in need of suggestions on how to accomplish the following.

 

I am using the following attribute in my XSL to pull and display an order number in the resulting cXML invoice. The line I am using is:

 

<xsl:attribute name="invoiceID">
<xsl:value-of select="PurchaseOrderInvoice/OrderGraph/PartialOrderNumber"/>
</xsl:attribute>

 

This line results in the following cXML line:

invoiceID="668916-0"

 

The number listed is the order number generated by the ERP, and the ERP will always include the dash at the end. What I am wanting to do is remove the dash between the 6 and 0, to output the results to just:

invoiceID="6689160"

 

Is this possible, and if so, how?

 

Thanks very much.

 

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XSL is a styling language, its capabilities of actually modifying data are very limited. You might want to look into a programming solution with a server-side programming language, or Javascript if you're on the client side.

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XSL is a styling language, its capabilities of actually modifying data are very limited. You might want to look into a programming solution with a server-side programming language, or Javascript if you're on the client side.

Thank you for the reply. I will have to get with my development team to see if a programming solution is possible. I was hoping to take care of it easily in the XSL. Thanks much.

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Just posting back here for posterity, and just in case someone else is looking to do the same thing.

 

I was able to get the output needed by using the translate command:

 

I changed this:

<xsl:attribute name="invoiceID">
<xsl:value-of select="PurchaseOrderInvoice/OrderGraph/PartialOrderNumber"/>
</xsl:attribute>

 

To this:

<xsl:attribute name="invoiceID">
<xsl:value-of select="translate(PurchaseOrderInvoice/OrderGraph/PartialOrderNumber,'-','')"/>

</xsl:attribute>

 

And my output went from this invoiceID="668916-0" to this invoiceID="6689160"

 

Thanks!

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