Before any other XML statement may be executed, the XML INITIALIZE statement must be successfully executed. Since it is possible for XML INITIALIZE to fail, the return status must be checked before continuing.
Data is exported from the data item Address-Struct (as defined in the copybook, s-struct.cpy) to an in-memory XML document as defined by the variables, Document-Pointer and Document-Length, using the XML EXPORT TEXT statement.
Next, the syntax of the generated XML document is verified using the XML TEST WELLFORMED-TEXT statement.
Following this, the content of the generated XML document is verified using the XML VALIDATE TEXT statement.
Next, the contents of the text string are written to a disk file using the XML PUT TEXT statement. The memory block is deallocated using the XML FREE TEXT statement. The primary aim of using the XML PUT TEXT statement is to make the content of the XML document available as an external file for viewing.
Finally, the XML interface is terminated with the XML TERMINATE statement.
If any of the statements terminate unsuccessfully, the XML GET STATUS-TEXT statement is called.
For the purposes of this example, both the XML TEST WELLFORMED-TEXT and XML VALIDATE TEXT statements were used. However, the XML VALIDATE TEXT statement also tests an XML document for well-formed syntax.