Create XML question

Hi Everyone,

I’m having difficulty in creating XML. It would be great if someone could shed light here.

I would like to create XML files in the format below:


I defined a data structure for this XML and I think it went fine.

The problem is that there is always only one segment.

When I tried the following input:


I got the first entry only out of the 8 entries in the array as shown below:

In this case, the Create XML settings are:

When I tried the following input:


I had 8 XML files as shown below:

In this case, the Create XML settings are:

I would like to see all 8 entries in one XML file.

How can I make it happen? I appreciate your advice here.

Thank you,


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Oh, I’m sorry, and thank you for the recommendations.

Here is the output bundles for the 1st scenario (array includes 8 items):

Bundle_Array.txt (1.0 KB)
Bundle_XML_Array.txt (336 Bytes)

Here is the output bundles for the 2nd scenario (8 bundles):

Bundle_8-bundles.txt (935 Bytes)
Operation 1:
Bundle_XML_Array.txt (336 Bytes)
Operation 8:
Bundle_XML_8-bundles_8.txt (328 Bytes)

In summary, there are 8 strings that I would like to include to one XML file. But, for the time moment, Scenario 1 outputs one XML with only the first string, and Scenario 2 outputs 8 XML files and each XML file includes a single string.

I also tried to feed the following bundle by using the Text Aggregator module:

Bundle.txt (240 Bytes)

But, in this case, I don’t know how I can specify the id attribute of each trans-unit item.

Here is what I would like to obtain:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<xliff version="1.2">
    <file source-language="en" datatype="plaintext" original="file.txt">
            <trans-unit id="1">
                <source>Agile Organization Characteristics</source>
            <trans-unit id="2">
                <source>Progressive steps</source>
            <trans-unit id="3">
                <source>Proactive effort</source>
            <trans-unit id="4">
                <source>Organizational Unity</source>
            <trans-unit id="5">
                <source>Aligned vision, goals, and values</source>
            <trans-unit id="6">
            <trans-unit id="7">
                <source>Take advantage of opportunities</source>
            <trans-unit id="8">
                <source>Aligned leadership support</source>

Module [55] seems to be an Iterator. You need an Array Aggregator to compile the array of items down into a mappable “array” variable for the “trans-unit” field.

Every result (item/record) from a iterator module will output a bundle. To “combine” them into a single structure, you’ll need to use an aggregator of some sort.

Aggregators are modules that accumulate multiple bundles into one single bundle. An example of a commonly-used aggregator module is the Array aggregator module. The next popular aggregator is the Text Aggregator which is very flexible and has applies to many use-cases.

There are other types of aggregator modules, click the below links to find out more:

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The Array Aggregator module allows you to build a complex array of collections for a later module’s field to map multiple items (collections) to it.

Here is an example of using the “Target structure type” of an Array Aggregator module:

As you can see, the “Map” toggle on fields are used when you have an array. You can easily build an array variable to map to a field, by using an Array Aggregator module and select the “Target Structure Type” as the future field you want to map the array into.

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Thank you very much for the reply. I was able to solve the problem by changing the Target structure type of the Array aggregator module and make necessary adjustments in the Settings of the CreateXML module.

A few screenshots for those who might have similar issues: