Zynk Workflow Documentation

The XML Merge task can be used to combine multiple XML files together into a single file for batch processing.

A common usage scenario is in FTP based integrations where orders are written to individual files. These could first be downloaded using the FTP Repeater and FTP Download tasks, and then using XML Merge you can create a single file containing all the orders for use within your workflow.

Settings

Input Files

Required The list of XML files to be merged together. The list can be entered manually using the ‘Use a list’ option. It can also be generated dynamically by adding a List Files task to the workflow just before this task, and selecting the ‘Use the output from the previous task’ option.

Output File

Required The XML file to output the result to.

Zynk Settings

See Common Task Settings

Examples

Two sample input files are shown below, each including a single stock transaction. These will be merged into a single output file containing two stock transactions:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<Company xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <StockTransactions>
        <StockTransaction>
            <UniqueId>1</UniqueId>
            <StockTransactionType>AdjustmentIn</StockTransactionType>
            <StockCode>BOARD001</StockCode>
            <StockTransactionDate>2006-12-31T00:00:00</StockTransactionDate>
            <Reference>STK TAKE</Reference>
            <Details>Whiteboard - Drywipe (900 x 1200)</Details>
            <Qty>2</Qty>
            <CostPrice>15</CostPrice>
            <SalesPrice>0</SalesPrice>
            <StockTransactionNumber>1</StockTransactionNumber>
        </StockTransaction>
    </StockTransactions>
</Company>
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<Company xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <StockTransactions>
        <StockTransaction>
            <UniqueId>2</UniqueId>
            <StockTransactionType>AdjustmentIn</StockTransactionType>
            <StockCode>BOARD002</StockCode>
            <StockTransactionDate>2006-12-31T00:00:00</StockTransactionDate>
            <Reference>STK TAKE</Reference>
            <Details>Whiteboard - Drywipe (1000 x 1500)</Details>
            <Qty>2</Qty>
            <CostPrice>17</CostPrice>
            <SalesPrice>0</SalesPrice>
            <StockTransactionNumber>2</StockTransactionNumber>
        </StockTransaction>
    </StockTransactions>
</Company>

Sample output file, showing the two stock transactions merged into a single file:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<Company xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance">
    <StockTransactions>
        <StockTransaction>
            <UniqueId>1</UniqueId>
            <StockTransactionType>AdjustmentIn</StockTransactionType>
            <StockCode>BOARD001</StockCode>
            <StockTransactionDate>2006-12-31T00:00:00</StockTransactionDate>
            <Reference>STK TAKE</Reference>
            <Details>Whiteboard - Drywipe (900 x 1200)</Details>
            <Qty>2</Qty>
            <CostPrice>15</CostPrice>
            <SalesPrice>0</SalesPrice>
            <StockTransactionNumber>1</StockTransactionNumber>
        </StockTransaction>
        <StockTransaction>
            <UniqueId>2</UniqueId>
            <StockTransactionType>AdjustmentIn</StockTransactionType>
            <StockCode>BOARD002</StockCode>
            <StockTransactionDate>2006-12-31T00:00:00</StockTransactionDate>
            <Reference>STK TAKE</Reference>
            <Details>Whiteboard - Drywipe (1000 x 1500)</Details>
            <Qty>2</Qty>
            <CostPrice>17</CostPrice>
            <SalesPrice>0</SalesPrice>
            <StockTransactionNumber>2</StockTransactionNumber>
        </StockTransaction>
    </StockTransactions>
</Company>

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