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Old 12-21-2006, 07:25 AM   #1
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I have several XML files that I need to translate. The largest one is over 100 MB. The translating software cannot handle this large of a file. Is there a standalone executable that can split the XML file into smaller files and then combine them again later? Should I just request smaller files from the client? I'm not a programmer but I have dabbled in VB macros.
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Old 12-21-2006, 08:27 AM   #2
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I have several XML files that I need to translate.
I am curious as to what you mean when you say "translate" an XML file. I use Altova and oXygen software in building XML definitions and work with a company that makes a data-mapping tool.

Are you trying to convert it to some non-XML representation? Perform language translation on the data?

It sounds like your current tool loads the whole tree before operating on it.
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Old 12-21-2006, 09:00 AM   #3
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I am curious as to what you mean when you say "translate" an XML file. I use Altova and oXygen software in building XML definitions and work with a company that makes a data-mapping tool.

Are you trying to convert it to some non-XML representation? Perform language translation on the data?

It sounds like your current tool loads the whole tree before operating on it.
Yep, I'm preparing it for language translation. The translation program analyzes the whole file, including all tags and I can specify which data elements should be translated. When the translator opens the converted file the XML tags will be locked and only specific sections will be available to change.
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Old 12-22-2006, 08:09 PM   #4
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I have done a little researching but have yet to come up with anything that definitively sounds like the tool you need; hope you have had better luck.

ISTR seeing an XML (XSLT?) processor that mentioned the ability to stream files but nothing that definitively partitions an XML file. I have seen requests similar to yours.
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I have done a little researching but have yet to come up with anything that definitively sounds like the tool you need; hope you have had better luck.

ISTR seeing an XML (XSLT?) processor that mentioned the ability to stream files but nothing that definitively partitions an XML file. I have seen requests similar to yours.
Thanks Gary. After doing a little digging, I found references to code that the programmers can implement into their compiler or whatnot but nothing for the layman. We went ahead and asked the client for smaller files and their programmer provided some within a short period of time.
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