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XMLMap Files for the XML Engine

Comparing the XMLMap Functionality

The most significant difference between the two XML engine versions of XMLMap functionality is that XML92 enables you to export an XML document by using an XMLMap.

The following table lists the available XMLMap functionality. The [check] symbol indicates whether the functionality is available for importing or exporting, and whether the option is available for an engine nickname.

XMLMap Functionality
Functionality Description Import Export XML XML92
SXLEMAP Primary (root) enclosing element [check] [check] [check] [check]
OUTPUT Contains one or more HEADING elements
HEADING Contains one or more ATTRIBUTE elements
ATTRIBUTE Contains file attribute information
TABLEREF Specifies the name of the table
TABLE Contains a data set definition [check] [check] [check] [check]
TABLE-PATH Specifies a location path for variables [check] [check] [check] [check]
TABLE-END-PATH Specifies a location path to stop processing [check] [check] [check] [check]
TABLE-DESCRIPTION Specifies a SAS data set description [check] [check] [check] [check]
COLUMN name= Specifies the variable name [check] [check] [check] [check]
COLUMN retain= Determines the contents of the input buffer [check] [check] [check] [check]
COLUMN replace= Controls the concatenation of data [check] [check] [check] [check]
COLUMN ordinal= Determines whether the variable is a counter variable [check] [check] [check] [check]
COLUMN class= Determines the type of variable [check] [check]
TYPE Specifies the SAS data type for the variable [check] [check] [check] [check]
DATATYPE Specifies the type of data being read [check] [check] [check] [check]
DEFAULT Specifies a default value for a missing value [check] [check] [check] [check]
ENUM Contains a list of valid values for the variable [check] [check] [check] [check]
FORMAT Specifies a SAS format for the variable [check] [check] [check] [check]
INFORMAT Specifies a SAS informat for the variable [check] [check] [check] [check]
DESCRIPTION Specifies a description for the variable [check] [check] [check] [check]
LENGTH Determines the maximum field storage length for a character variable [check] [check] [check] [check]
PATH Specifies a location path for the current variable [check] [check] [check] [check]
INCREMENT-PATH Specifies a location path for incrementing the accumulated value for a counter variable [check] [check] [check] [check]
RESET-PATH Specifies a location path for resetting the accumulated value for a counter variable to zero [check] [check] [check] [check]
DECREMENT-PATH Specifies a location path to decrement the accumulated value for the counter variable by 1 [check] [check] [check] [check]

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