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.
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.