Categories
XML

XML Xpath Basics

Expressions

/rootelement/childelement //elementname
Return all elements named 'elementname' 

//elementname/childelement[1] 
Get only 1st childelement with name childelelement

. 
Current node

..
Parrent element

Functions

name()
Name of the current node

comment()
Display comments

text()
Display CDATA text

document('/path/to/file.xml')/rootelement/childelement 
Set pointer to external file

string-length(element/childelement)
Get string length

concat(element/childelement1, ' ', element/childelement2)
Concatenate strings

contains(elemen/childelement, 'substring')
String contains substring

starts-with(), normalize-space(), substring-before(), substring-after(), count() not(), true(), false(), ...