0 Replies Latest reply on Jun 29, 2011 7:54 PM by roebling

    XML output as text problem



      XML output as text problem


      I am trying to get a plain ASCII text output file from my database, for use with an older device that does not like any formatting characters, etc. I have tried a number of export field or record  formats--none produce the clean, plain text output I need.

      I've resorted to exporting as XML and writing a simple XSLT stylesheet which specifies text output with: <xsl:output method="text"/>. That works fine...

           ...except that there is an annoying character (or characters) that shows up in TextEdit (on my mac) as a "0" (number zero). No matter how I change the stylesheet (I'm a neophyte to XLST), no matter the field I specify for export--I get this extraneous leading character.

      Any help greatly appreciated.