Creating XML Documents from text files

Robert C. Lyons boblyons at
Wed Oct 27 20:26:07 BST 1999

Ranganathan asks:
	"Is there any tool out there to convert a flat file to 
	XML document given the DTD of the document ? 
	Is there any tool allows the definition of mapping rules 
	between fields in the file to XML document and 
	automatically convert the text file to an XML document?"


XML Convert 1.1 is a Java application that uses XFlat schemas
to convert flat files into XML.

XFlat is an XML language for defining flat file schemas.

XML Convert uses an XFlat schema to parse and validate the 
flat file, and to produce the XML output.

XML Convert 1.1 supports a wide variety of flat file formats, 
including CSV, semi-structured data (e.g., human readable reports), 
fixed length records and fields, multiple record types,
groups of records, nested groups, etc.

For more information about XML Convert 1.1 and XFlat,
please see

You can download XML Convert 1.1 for free at:

Best regards,


Bob Lyons
EC Consultant
Unidex Inc.
boblyons at

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