2 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2014 9:57 AM by Mike Urbonas RSS

    MONARCH as XML translator

    sigh_ber _

      Hi, all.

      Monarch is so good at disassembling printed documents, you can use it to translate a document into XML. Find the atomic units, apply your tag with concatenation, go up a level, do the same... and so on. The result is an orderly, easy to follow blueprint for the new document.

        • MONARCH as XML translator
          Nick Osdale-Popa

          Your absolutely right. I've been using this for the past 3 months with the Money and Quicken files that First USA (Credit Card company) uses for their file downloads. The files are in fact in XML format and I use Monarch to present the data so that "any" program can use them.  Glad you pointed this out. 

          • MONARCH as XML translator
            Mike Urbonas

            Hi guys, you are both right in that XML is, at the end of the day, text with tags.  Monarch can work with any text output.


            Using the approach Mr. "sigh_ber"    describes, you can definitely create simple, "well-formed" XML.


            As far as translating text to XML, if you want to create "Valid"[/b] XML - that is, XML that is "well formed" AND the results have been validated against data definitions as defined in a DTD or XDR Schema, our VorteXML product will do the job, well beyond Monarch's existing capabilities.  Plus, VorteXML will allow you to associate a stylesheet that you created (XSL) with your valid XML, to then publish formatted[/b] final output for the web.


            I am glad Monarch has been helpful for you here...and for any XML "heavy lifting," do give VorteXML a try, you can download a free 30 day eval at [url="http://www.datawatch.com/products/vortexml.htm"]http://www.datawatch.com/products/vortexml.htm[/url] and click on the VorteXML version 2 Test Drive.