Type (XmlDoc/XmlNode function)

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Type of selected node (XmlDoc and XmlNode classes)

Type returns the type of node of the head of the argument XPath result.


%xmlNodeType = nr:Type[( [xpath])] Throws XPathError

Syntax terms

%xmlNodeType A declared enumeration object of type XmlNodeType (see below) to contain the returned value of Type.
nr An XmlDoc or XmlNode, used as the context node for the xpath expression. If an XmlDoc, the Root node is the context node.
xpath A Unicode string that is an Xpath expression that results in a nodelist. The head of the nodelist is the node to process. Any other nodes in the nodelist are ignored.

This is an optional argument whose default is a period (.), that is, the node referenced by the method object (nr). Prior to Sirius Mods Version 7.6, this argument is an EBCDIC string.

XmlNodeType enumeration

Type returns an XmlNodeType enumeration value, which may be one of the following node types:

  • Attribute
  • Comment
  • Element
  • PI (which stands for Processing Instruction)
  • Root
  • Text


The following example displays the string value of the type of the node pointed to by %nod:

print %nod:type:toString

Note: Specifying toString above is optional: As with all enumerations, the ToString method implicitly converts an enumeration value to a character string whose value is the name of the enumeration value. For more information about methods available to all enumerations, see Common enumeration methods.

Request-cancellation errors

This list is not exhaustive: it does not include all the errors that are request cancelling.

  • xpath expression is invalid.
  • Result of xpath is empty.
  • Insufficient free space exists in CCATEMP.

See also

  • For more information about using XPath expressions, see XPath.