stag-flatten.pl man page

stag-flatten — turns stag data into a flat table

Synopsis

stag-flatten -c name -c person/name dept MyFile.xml

Description

reads in a file in a stag format, and 'flattens' it to a tab-delimited table format. given this data:

(company
 (dept
  (name "special-operations")
  (person
   (name "james-bond"))
  (person
   (name "fred"))))

the above command will return a two column table

special-operations      james-bond
special-operations      fred

If there are multiple values for the columns within the node, then the cartesian product will be calculated

Usage

stag-flatten [-p PARSER] [-c COLS] [-c COLS] NODE <file>

Arguments

-p|parser FORMAT
FORMAT is one of xml, sxpr or itext

xml assumed as default
-c|column COL1,COL2,COL3,..
the name of the columns/elements to write out

this can be specified either with multiple -c arguments, or with a comma-seperated (no spaces) list of column (terminal node) names after a single -c
-n|nest
if set, then the output will be a compress repeating values into the same row; each cell in the table will be enclosed by {}, and will contain a comma-delimited set of values

See Also

Data::Stag

Info

2009-12-14 perl v5.24.0 User Contributed Perl Documentation