October 8th, 2010

Online tool to convert a long query/xml/content to string and assign to a variable

Generally, it is required for a developer to convert a long query/xml/content to string and assign to a variable in the code. There is online utility to do this. Suppose you have to convert following to string and assign to a variable str in c#.


<book id=”bk101″>
<author>Gambardella, Matthew</author>
<title>XML Developer’s Guide</title>
<genre>Computer</genre>
<price>44.95</price>
<publish_date>2000-10-01</publish_date>
<description>An in-depth look at creating applications
with XML.</description>
</book>

Then you need to select Split criteria, Method type, quote type and click on Convert button.

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Split Criteria:
1. Use existing line breaks: It will perform operation on existing line.
2. Merge all lines and split fixed length: It will merge all lines and split with user given fixed length and performed operation on this.

Join Method:
1. Append Method: It will use append method to join lines.
2. += Method : It will join lines in += format.
3. Use + at End of line

Quote Type:
Single Quote String and Double Quote String

You need to select proper options and click on convert button to get output. The main thing, I like the most is If I select Single Quote then it will replace all existing single quote with escaped quote(\’) and same for double quote.

Update: Visit New Tool: BrijPad. It has many advanced features.

Hope, It helps.