Once a file has been opened and parsed, you can navigate the file in many different ways. In XML, you must move to an element of interest before you can retrieve its data. Listed below are several op-codes that you can call from the C$XML routine for this purpose. Be sure to specify the handle of the element or parser to move to, as in:
call "C$XML" using CXML-GET-FIRST-CHILD parser-handle.
|CXML-GET-FIRST-CHILD||Moves to the first child of an element|
|CXML-GET-NEXT-SIBLING||Moves to the subsequent sibling of an element|
|CXML-GET-PREV-SIBLING||Moves to the previous sibling; one way to move backward in a file|
|CXML-GET-PARENT||Moves to the parent; another way to move backward in a file|
More advanced options include:
These options allow you to navigate to a specific child or sibling in an element rather than simply the next or previous one. Details are provided in General Syntax and Library List.
Note that these op-codes do not retrieve element data. They simply move to the element and return the element handle. Once you have the handle to the element of interest, you can call CXML-GET-DATA to retrieve the data associated with the element.