How to select several path of XPath in XML

In this article I will explain how to select the several path in XPath.
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Introduction

In this article I will explain how to select the several path in Xml.With the help of | operator in XPath we can select multiple paths/or several paths. Lets take an example to understand this concept.

Example

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>

<Employee>

  <Trainee>

    <Name>Harry</Name>

    <id>1234</id>

    <Salary>10k</Salary>

    <address street="12">Delhi</address>

  </Trainee>

  <Trainee>

    <Name>Georage</Name>

    <id>1432</id>

    <Salary>20k</Salary>

    <address street="10">Delhi</address>

  </Trainee>

</Employee>

 

The following lines listed some path expressions and the result of the expressions

  • //Trainee/address | //Trainee/salary :  Selects all the address AND salary elements of all Trainee elements.
  • //address | //salary :  Selects all the address AND salary elements in the document.
  • /Employee/Trainee/address | //salarySelects all the address elements of the Trainee element of the Employee element AND all the salary elements in the document.

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