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Function Name
ResolvePath
Category
File
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Description
Resolves the absolute Path from the base path and relative filename
Inputs
BasePath

The base Path used to resolve the relative path.

RelativePath The Path to resolve. The Path can be absolute or relative. If absolute, this value effectively replaces the basePath value. If relative, it combines with the basePath to make an absolute aPath.
Outputs
Filename The absolute URI.
Properties

Usage

The Data Mapper ResolvePath function resolves a filename or path relative to the base path provided:

In the following example the filenames taken from the ListFiles component are fed into the XML Readers Filename input. So every filename that ListFiles returns is opened as an XML document:

If we have the following input files in the target folder

Input001.xml Copy Code
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- Created with Liquid XML Studio (https://www.liquid-technologies.com) -->
<bookstore xmlns="https://www.liquid-technologies.com/sample/bookstore">
 <book price="4.99" publicationdate="2008-10-20" ISBN="978-0747596837">
  <title>The Graveyard Book</title>
  <author>
   <first-name>Neil</first-name>
   <last-name>Gaiman</last-name>
  </author>
  <genre>Horror</genre>
 </book>
 <book price="21.99" publicationdate="2002-05-14" ISBN="0-596-00252-1">
  <title>XML Schemas</title>
  <author>
   <first-name>Eric</first-name>
   <last-name>van der Vlist</last-name>
  </author>
  <genre>Reference</genre>
 </book>
</bookstore>
Input002.xml Copy Code
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<!-- Created with Liquid XML Studio (https://www.liquid-technologies.com) -->
<bookstore xmlns="https://www.liquid-technologies.com/sample/bookstore">
 <book price="5.99" publicationdate="1999-05-02" ISBN="0-945-16546-1">
  <title>The Portable Door</title>
  <author>
   <first-name>Tom</first-name>
   <last-name>Holt</last-name>
  </author>
  <genre>Fiction</genre>
 </book>
</bookstore>

The if the ListFiles function is configured with a pattern say "input*.xml" then the 2 files will be read into the XML Reader and passed onto the writer resulting in;

Output XML Copy Code
<bookstore xmlns="https://www.liquid-technologies.com/sample/bookstore">
  <book>
    <title>The Graveyard Book</title>
  </book>
  <book>
    <title>XML Schemas</title>
  </book>
  <book>
    <title>The Portable Door</title>
  </book>
</bookstore>
Properties

The ListFiles properties values can be edited using the Properties Window.

When used in an XSLT transform the output will be in Uri format

Example

A range of functions are provided for working with Uri's and Path's. The following example demonstrates how these can be used.

 

In the following example we have a directory c:\UriExamples\ that contains the files Bookstore.xsd, Input001.xml, Input002.xml & ResolvedUri.Output.xml.

In our transform we have configured "ListFiles" to operate on the directory "c:\UriExamples\" and use the pattern "Input*.xml"

As you can see the ListFiles component gets the full paths of all the files that match the pattern. These filenames are then fed into the various Uri functions and output into an XML writer.

The result of the transform is as follows

Transform Output Copy Code
<FileProperties>
  <File>
    <FullFilename>C:\UriExamples\Input001.xml</FullFilename>
    <Filename>Input001.xml</Filename>
    <Extension>.xml</Extension>
    <Path>C:\UriExamples</Path>
    <AltFullFilename>C:\UriExamples\Backup\Input001.xml</AltFullFilename>
    <BackupFilename>C:\UriExamples\Input001.xml.bak</BackupFilename>
  </File>
  <File>
    <FullFilename>C:\UriExamples\Input002.xml</FullFilename>
    <Filename>Input002.xml</Filename>
    <Extension>.xml</Extension>
    <Path>C:\UriExamples</Path>
    <AltFullFilename>C:\UriExamples\Backup\Input002.xml</AltFullFilename>
    <BackupFilename>C:\UriExamples\Input002.xml.bak</BackupFilename>
  </File>
</FileProperties>

Lets examine the output in more detail

Compatibility

Native Execution Engine, XSLT 2.0, C#

This is a scalar function so the standard rules apply if multiple values are presented to one or more inputs.

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