Empty occurrences

On output, the XML EXPORT FILE or XML EXPORT TEXT statements recognize occurrences within a group that contain only spaces and zeros. Specifically, an empty data item is an alphanumeric item that contains either all spaces or zero characters, or a numeric item that contains a zero value.

If all of the elementary data items in an occurrence of a group are empty, and if the occurrence is not the first occurrence, then no data is generated for that occurrence. This prevents the repetition of occurrences that contain only spaces and zeros.

You may enable all occurrences using the XML ENABLE ALL-OCCURRENCES statement, when generating the document (with XML export operations).