Render XML is a synchronous activity that takes an instance of an XML schema element and renders it as a stream of bytes containing XML or an XML string.
Rendering Date and Datetime Strings
The Render XML activity takes an instance of an XML schema element and renders it as a stream of bytes containing XML or an XML string. The schema is processed based on the XSD file specified.
UTC time is used when datetime strings are generated. For example, the time 55 minutes, 31 seconds, and 112 milliseconds after 2.00 p.m.on February 10th, 2002 would be represented by the Render XML activity as 2002-02-10T14:55:31.112Z
The General tab has the following fields.
|Field||Literal Value/Process Property/Module Property||Description|
|Name||No||The name to be displayed as the label for the activity in the process.|
|Output Style||No||Specifies whether the output should be text or binary data.|
When selected, specifies that the data input to the activity should be validated against the schema specified in the Input Editor tab.
|Format Using Default Namespace Prefix||No||Prepends the namespace with the default namespace prefix.|
|Encoding||Yes||This field is available only when the
Output Style field is set to
Text. This field specifies the encoding value to place into the XML header of the rendered XML data.
You can specify any valid XML encoding value listed in IANA-Charsets.
Click the Advanced tab and specify which elements in the input schema can contain CDATA sections. Using CDATA sections you can enclose text within an element that should not be treated as XML.
Click the Add button to add elements of the input schema to the list. When you click the Add button, a dialog displays. Using this dialog locates and selects the input schema by location in the project or by namespace. Use the By Location tab if your input schema is located in the project directory. Use the By Namespace tab if you constructed the input schema on the Input Editor tab.
Use the X button to remove the elements from the list and the up and down arrows to move elements in the list.
From the Input Editor tab, you can define a schema for the incoming XML data you want to render.
The following is the input for the activity.
|byteEncoding||string||This is only available when you set the
Output Style field in the
General tab to
This specified the encoding value to place into the XML header in the rendered XML output. This is also the encoding used to encode the binary data. If this item is not specified, the default encoding of the java virtual machine used by the process engine is used to encode the binary data. This value may not be a valid XML encoding.
You can specify any valid XML encoding value listed in IANA-Charset. For a complete list, refer to http://www.iana.org/assignments/character-sets. The encoding names are case sensitive.
|XML Schema||string||The XML schema to render. The contents of the schema are determined by the schema specified in the Input Editor tab.|
The following is the output of the activity.
|xmlString||string||Available when Text is selected in the Output Style field in the General tab. This item contains a stream of bytes representing the rendered XML.|
|xmlBytes||bytes||Available when Binary is selected in the Output Style field in the General tab. This item contains a stream of bytes representing the rendered XML.|
The Fault tab lists the possible exceptions thrown by this activity.