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Script to transform with saxon .net

Nice DOS script to transform the most recent xml file in a directory, using net.sf.saxon.Transform

REM Script to call Saxon xslt Parser for most recent file in XML directory and save results to HTML/Output.html
C:
CD %USERPROFILE%\XSLT\XML
rem get the latest file in the XML directory
for /f "delims=" %%i in ('dir /od /b *.xml') do (
	Set recentXMLFile=%%i
)
CD ..
Set xmlFile="XML\%recentXMLFile%"
Set xsltFile=GU_UI_NoNULLv2.xslt
Set outFile=HTML\Output.html
java -cp saxonHE9-8-0-8j\saxon9he.jar net.sf.saxon.Transform -t -s:%xmlFile% -xsl:%xsltFile% -o:%outFile% --suppressXsltNamespaceCheck:on
IF ERRORLEVEL 1 goto :bad  
REM now open the html file
start "" %outFile%
goto :end
:bad
REM deal with error level
echo A Bad Thing Happened
:end

Transform a folder of XML files

If you ever need to bulk transform a directory of xml files, and output each transformed file into a new directory then Saxon has a great command line interface tool that will do just that, in one simple line!

CD C:\Users\caulfiek\Testing java -jar c:\Users\caulfiek\XSLT\saxonHE9-8-0-8j\saxon9he.jar -s:sourceDir\ -xsl:FPML_Masking.xslt -o:targetDir
Here I have  a stylesheet that performs an identity transform on a xml file, but uses xpath to find and mask certain xml node values (like customer name and transaction number).
Download the saxonHE9 cli tool from here:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/saxon/files/Saxon-HE/9.8/
Create a directory “sourceDir” and “targetDir”
Fill your “sourceDir” with lots of XML files and set up the command as above on your DOS command prompt.