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From Jorg Heymans>
Subject Re: Passing a parameter from custome generator to transformer
Date Thu, 11 Nov 2004 15:59:53 GMT
Are you using a custom transformer ? Post your pipeline snippet + 
relevant code if possible so we have something more to work with.

BTW there is also a setup() method you can override. This is called 
during pipeline setup - before any components are executed.

Jorg Heymans

Bent André Solheim wrote:
> First of all, thank you for your answer Jorg!
> I'm having a bit trouble with your suggestion. It appears the
> transformer is configured after MyGenerator.compose(ComponentManager),
> but before MyGenerator.generate(). It is in generate() I look up the
> transformation id and put it in the Request, so when the transformer
> is being configured, the parameter is not set, and I get a
> FileNotFoundException (Unable to get transformer handler for file...).
> I cannot do the lookup in compose, because this is only called on
> generator creation. Have I misunderstood something here?
> Best regards,
> Bent.
> On Thu, 11 Nov 2004 15:30:09 +0100, Jorg Heymans <> wrote:
>>you can make your generator set a request attribute, and retrieve it in
>>the sitemap via the request-attr module .
>>Note that you cannot make the transformer *type* dynamic.
>>If you want to execute a different pipeline depending on parameters then
>>i think you could selectors for this (i've never used them so i could be
>>does this make sense?
>>Bent André Solheim wrote:
>>>Hi Cocoon users.
>>>I'm developing an application where we keep thousands of gzipped xml
>>>documents in some 20 different formats in a legacy relational
>>>database. These documents can be accessed using a document id. I have
>>>written a custom generator that retrieves a gzipped document from the
>>>database based on a request parameter, unzips it, and passes sax
>>>events on to a transformer. Which transformation the transformer
>>>should use was earlier passed as a request parameter along with the
>>>document id, but new requirements dictates that only the document id
>>>can be passed as parameter. Now I have to look the transformation id
>>>up in a database (in the same table as the gzipped xml document).
>>>The application will be under heavy load constantly, so I would like
>>>to minimize the number of database accesses pr. request. Hence, I
>>>would like to look up the gzipped xml data and the transformation id
>>>in one query. My question is; is there a way for my custom generator
>>>to pass the transformation id to the next transformer in the pipeline
>>>(file based)? Or do I need to write my own transformer that looks up
>>>the transformation id based on the document id request parameter and
>>>figures out what transformation to apply by it self?
>>>To summarize; is there a way for my generator to tell the next
>>>transformer which transformation to use?
>>>Any suggestion would be recieved with great appreciation! :)
>>>Best regards
>>>Bent André Solheim
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