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Setting a Sequence Number in Text to XML

Sometimes there is a need to have a running count of something, usually detail lines, when creating the XML.  It’s not good enough to know you have 3 detail lines, you want the detail lines to be numbered 1, 2, 3.

You need to do three things in the Text to XML Editor.

1. For the Line you want to count, set a value for the Counter parameter.  This is just a name.  It can be pretty much anything you want.


2. To that Line, add a Parameter. Set the Counter field to the same value you used in the Line.


3. If the incoming data can contain more than one instance of the report the Counter has to be reset between instances.


4. The XML output should now contain an incrementing sequence number.


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