To retrieve data from an element, you use the CXML-GET-DATA op-code. In this operation, you must specify the handle for the element of interest, down to the field level. You can obtain the handle by looking at the return code for the other operations, such as CXML-GET-SIBLING-BY-NAME. For example:
*Get the handle for the Weather element call "C$XML" using CXML-GET-SIBLING-BY-NAME ele-1-handle "weather" 0. move return-code to ele-2-handle. *Get the weather data using that handle call "C$XML" using CXML-GET-DATA ele-2 handle throw-away-info weather-val.
Once the XML data is returned, you can then pass it to other parts of your COBOL program for processing or display.