Exporting to XML

Data stored in the Extensible Markup Language (XML) format allows information systems to share structured data and is a widely-accepted method of storing and transferring data. Logi products use XML files as temporary caches for a variety of purposes and can export Logi report data to XML files.

The following topics discuss techniques for exporting to XML:

About Exporting Data to XML

The XML data format is useful because of its relative simplicity and general cross-platform accessibility. XML files are simple text files that can be used to store a variety of data. In the schema used by Logi Info for tabular data, an XML element set represents one data record, each column is identified by an XML attribute name, and its data is the attribute value. Logi Studio provides Export XML elements that make it easy to export Logi report data into XML files.

The example above shows report data that has been exported into an XML data file. Note the formatting of the highlighted DateTime data: it's in the ISO 8601 format. Record 1 of the dataset is everything between the first <dtOrders and />. You can give users the ability to export a data manually via user interaction at runtime or choose to automate the export process based on an event or schedule. Manual exports are configured within Report definitions and automated exports are configured within Process definitions.

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