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From Rusty Wright <rusty.wri...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: xml data file format?
Date Wed, 25 Mar 2009 05:01:44 GMT
The dbUnit format I'm thinking of is their FlatXmlDataSet;


But it's not as similar as I thought, but their description still could provide a starting
point.  (I much prefer their XmlDataSet format.)

Re-reading their documentation made me wonder, can you specify nulls with ddlUtils' data file

Rusty Wright wrote:
> Thanks; I didn't see that.
> 1) I still think it would be nice if the format could be documented on 
> the ddlutils web site, obviously in a non-specific way but also with a 
> specific simple example.  It seems to me that it's very similar to 
> DbUnit's non-verbose format so you could use their explanation as a 
> starting point.
> 2) The documentation for writeDtdToFile says "This sub task does not 
> require a database connection, so the dataSource sub element of the 
> enclosing task can be omitted." which is incorrect, it does require a 
> connection, and, to split hairs over terminology, it should say 
> "database sub element" instead "dataSource sub element" since the xml 
> tag it's referring to is <database> and not <dataSource>.
> Thanks again.
> Thomas Dudziak wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 1:26 PM, Rusty Wright <rusty.wright@gmail.com> 
>> wrote:
>>> No, sorry, that doesn't help.  I looked again on the torque site and 
>>> can't
>>> find the documentation for the data load file.
>>> The two urls you gave are for the database schema; I'm asking about 
>>> the data
>>> file where you load data into the database using the writeDataToDatabase
>>> tag, after it's created the tables.
>>> I managed to figure it out by searching the mailing list archives, 
>>> but it
>>> seems quite odd to me that it's apparently completely undocumented.
>> The format for the data file is not fixed, it depends on the schema.
>> There is an Ant task that will generate a data file DTD for a
>> particular schema:
>> http://db.apache.org/ddlutils/ant/org.apache.ddlutils.task.WriteDtdToFileCommand.html

>> Tom

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