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From "Pantvaidya, Vishwajit" <>
Subject [JXPath] Performance optimization questions related to getValue(xpath) call
Date Fri, 24 Apr 2009 01:11:45 GMT
I am using JXPath 1.2 to traverse map based java object hierarchy like shown below:

public class Root {

    public Map objects;


The objects map has the key as a string object type and the value is a map of different object
instances of that type (keyed under individual object id's).

I am using the following code to find specific objects of a specific type (say "CustObj1"):

Root root = new Root();


JXPathContext context = JXPathContext.newContext(root);

String myStr=(String)context.getValue("/objects/CustObj1/*[name='Cust1']/CustInfo/InfoField1");

I have following questions:
1. Does the above xpath search restrict itself to the element in the objects map with key=CustObj1
or does it search entire map. From our performance figures, we feel as if it is going the
entire map - though we would expect it to restrict the search to objects of type=CustObj1
(as specified in the xpath expression).
2. What can I do to have jxpath search only the submap for CustObj1 - I tried creating a new
context with that submap as root - but that did not work.


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