Reading XML from a File

This Example shows you how to Load Properties from the XML file via a DOM document.

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Reading XML from a File

     

This Example shows you how to Load Properties from the XML file via a DOM document. JAXP (Java API for XML Processing) is an interface which provides parsing of xml documents.Javax.xml.parsers is imported to provide classes for the processing of XML Documents. Here the Document BuilderFactory is used to create new DOM parsers. Some of the methods used for reading XML from a  file are described below :-

File f = new File("Document2.xml"):-Creating File from where properties are to be loaded.

DocumentBuilderFactory dbf = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance():-Declaring DocumentBuilderFactory to create new DOm parsers.

Element root = doc.getDocumentElement():-By this method we can have direct access to the root of the DOM Document.

NodeList list = doc.getElementsByTagName("Employee"):-NodeList is an interface that provides an ordered collection of nodes.We can access nodes from the Nodelist by their index number.

NodeList nodelist = element.getElementsByTagName("name"):-This method returns a list of element with a given tagname i.e ("name").

Xml code for the program generated is:-

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<Company>
  <Employee>
  <name Girish="Gi">Roseindia.net
  </name>
  </Employee>
  <Employee>
  <name Komal="Ko">newsTrack
  </name>
  </Employee>
  <Employee>
  <name Mahendra="Rose">Girish Tewari
  </name>
  </Employee>
</Company>

readxmlfromafile.java

/* 
 * @Program to load properties from XML file.
 * readxmlfromafile.java 
 * Author:-RoseIndia Team
 * Date:-10-Jun-2008
 */

import java.io.*;
import org.w3c.dom.*;
import javax.xml.parsers.*;


public class readxmlfromafile {

  public static void main(String[] argsthrows Exception {
  File f = new File("Document2.xml");
  DocumentBuilderFactory dbf = 
   DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance
();
  DocumentBuilder db = dbf.newDocumentBuilder();
  Document doc = db.parse(f);
  new readxmlfromafile().read(doc);
  }

  public void read(Document doc) {
  Element root = doc.getDocumentElement();
  NodeList list = doc.getElementsByTagName("Employee");
  for (int i = 0; i < list.getLength(); i++) {
  Node node = list.item(i);
  if (node.getNodeType() == Node.ELEMENT_NODE) {

 Element element = (Elementnode;
 NodeList nodelist = 
  element.getElementsByTagName
("name");
 Element element1 = (Elementnodelist.item(0);
 NodeList fstNm = element1.getChildNodes();
 System.out.println("Name : " 
  
(fstNm.item(0)).getNodeValue());
  }
  }
  }
}

Output of the program:-

Name : Roseindia.net
 

Name : newsTrack
 

Name : Girish Tewari


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