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Profile: vlad
User Name: vlad
Forum Rank: Advanced Member
Real Name: Vlad
Location Mauritius
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Joined: Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Last Visit: Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:16:44 PM
Number of Posts: 2,477
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Last 10 Posts
Topic: Very quick Y or N question
Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 9:16:32 PM
Trial version is only limited in time, but not in functionality. Have a version downloaded few days before - everything works as expected.

I would suggest to contact Altova Support, because your issue sounds very weird.

Topic: mapping using if-then does not work as expected
Posted: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 1:21:24 PM
"if-else" works on single value basis.
"filter" is able to process whole sequences.

So if you want to choose between two values based on condition, "if-else" is just fine. But in your case you want to either pass one sequence of values or another to output, where "filter" is a must. You could use "filter" for all tasks, though "if-else" is a little more lightweight for single values.

Topic: mapping using if-then does not work as expected
Posted: Monday, October 20, 2014 5:01:43 PM
Your attached mapping doesn't make much sense. It uses "equal" function with two constants "2" which are always the same, which means it is always true. Because of this it is also completely unclear what you are actually trying to do.

Topic: Error in pattern evaluation?
Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 4:52:32 PM
It is a common mistake to assume that all regular expressions follow the same rules - in fact, every language defines its own. \w in XML is huge. Here is a nice reference web site:

Topic: Multi layer charts
Posted: Friday, October 10, 2014 9:03:04 AM
Yes, this is easily possible, and your posting contains already the answer to your question - make a multi-layer chart. Your data in its actual form is perfectly suited for this task. See documentation for details under Overlay Charts

Topic: Error in pattern evaluation?
Posted: Wednesday, October 08, 2014 9:50:14 AM
This issue is caused by the way how you've built your pattern, which allows exponential amount of combinations. It would be a very long story to explain, but the simplest thing which you can do is to exclude the separator character | from the first group:

<xs:pattern value="[\w -[\|]]{1,35}(\|[\w]{1,35}){0,1}"/>

This should solve your performance problem

Topic: Formatting: tabulation / indentation
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2014 3:46:39 PM
That is strange, because if I set HTML property border to 0, then it also disappears in RTF. Below is an RTF snippet from a modified tables.sps sample.

Does the border appear when you print out your document? If not, then you have some table visualization enabled in your Microsoft Word instance

Topic: Mapforce Backward Compatibility 2014 and 2012
Posted: Monday, September 22, 2014 7:50:53 AM
This rule has been true since many years - if you purchase a key with SMP, you may unlock older version. If you want to 100% sure, contact Altova Sales.

Topic: XML Spy 2013 not finding functions in namespace
Posted: Friday, September 19, 2014 9:15:47 AM
>as regards conformance and performance I strongly disagree with the statement "one of the best" :-)

I just realized that you are still using v2013 which is based on the old XSLT engine, where I can only agree. I was talking about the new RaptorXML, which became part of XMLSpy starting with v2014. And I have to reiterate - it is one of the best, in many cases it is actually THE best available on the market.

Topic: XML Spy 2013 not finding functions in namespace
Posted: Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:48:18 PM
I'm not an expert, but MSXSL is a veeerrryy old engine. I'm not sure whether it has implemented system-property at all.

Of course, one can try to imagine all possible things which users might do wrong, and try to prevent them all, but there is some reasonable limit to all that. Given that XMLSpy comes with one of the best XSLT engines built-in and that users can only intentionally forgo using it, I think Altova did enough. And for those who got lost in XSLT tree there is a Support and this Forum, both helping you. These are just my 2 cents...


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