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PrimalXML 2012/2014/2015 cut's off text in Tree Navigation

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:05 am
by LarsLu
Hi,

I'm not sure if this is by design (so this would be a feature request), but when I try to navigate in very big XML files with +10000 lines, then it becomes very hard to navigate and find specific info which can't easily be found by using the search function. I need to scroll through the file to find the info.

I scroll down in the Tree Navigation window because it only shows the main branch so it becomes less lines to go through. The problem is that the Tree Navigation window only presents the first 40 characters and hides the rest of the line by adding "..." at the end. I need to see the complete line, because the first 40 characters are often containing the same info.
Expand all doesn't help and I've tried changing different Options.

The xml-window on the right side shows everything and therefore contains too many lines to be able to manually scroll through the file to find the main topics that I'm interested in.

This behaviour is the same in all released versions, I'm currently using PrimalXML 2015 (4.1.35) 64-bit on Windows 7 64-bit English.
Is there a way to configure this to show all characters per line in the Tree Navigation window?

I've attached two pictures:
PrimalXML_2015_Tree_Navigation_window - Shows the 40 ch. limitation.
PrimalXML_2015_XML-file_window - Shows the full line (high-lighted first 40 ch.).

Regards
Lars
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PrimalXML_2015_XML-file_window.jpg
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PrimalXML 2012/2014/2015 cut's off text in Tree Navigation

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 7:05 am
by SAPIEN Support Forums
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Re: PrimalXML 2012/2014/2015 cut's off text in Tree Navigati

Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2015 9:23 am
by davidc
There is no option to display the full line in the Navigation.

If you are searching for a specific element or attribute, I recommend using the Find Object command located on the Ribbon.

You can also use the Simple XPath search as well.

David

Re: PrimalXML 2012/2014/2015 cut's off text in Tree Navigati

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 12:08 pm
by LarsLu
Hi David,

Thanks for your reply.

What I mainly do is verifying if a configuration file in XML format has been altered with wrong info. The XML file has 35000 lines, and the info I'm looking for have 250 entries and each of those have around 200 lines with same configuration info, but with different enabled/disabled status.

I have never used Simple XPath Search before, but it looks like I should be able to use it to extract my info (my first attempts so far only gave me the elements, but Value is empty).
Find and Find Object only show single line search result where you can continue to find next, it doesn't show all matched lines at the same time.

Still, it would have been so much simpler if I instead could see the full line in Tree Navigation. :)


Regards
Lars

Re: PrimalXML 2012/2014/2015 cut's off text in Tree Navigati

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 1:00 pm
by davidc
Is the enabled / disabled status contained in an attribute or is it just text within an element?

David

Re: PrimalXML 2012/2014/2015 cut's off text in Tree Navigati

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 2:07 pm
by LarsLu
Hi David,

Nope, that would be too easy! ;)

One entry show "Disabled=203", then it lists all that are disabled.
After that comes the total list of all enabled/disabled, with the enabled ones first in the list.

So you need to get the difference between total and disabled to know how many lines from the total list that are the enabled ones.

Another problem is that some of the main entries end with "(copy)", which means they are only a copy of the configuration and should be ignored.

It also looks like that it in some cases have "wrong" sub-configuration name due to name changes in the application GUI so it uses a GUID name instead of the friendly name.


Regards
Lars

Re: PrimalXML 2012/2014/2015 cut's off text in Tree Navigati

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 3:49 pm
by davidc
Sorry to hear that :)

I will put in the feature request.

David

Re: PrimalXML 2012/2014/2015 cut's off text in Tree Navigati

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:22 pm
by LarsLu
Hi David,

Great, thanks! :)

The visual problem in Tree Navigation window also occur for small XML files too with long lines, so for me personally would it be very helpful overall if this get sorted out in a later release.

Thank you very much for quick and professional support!


Regards
Lars

Re: PrimalXML 2012/2014/2015 cut's off text in Tree Navigati

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2015 5:31 pm
by davidc
Happy to help! Or at least try :).

David