XML Pipeline in BODS

Processes large XML files of a nested structure in small instances.

With this transform, Data Services does not need to read the entire XML input into memory and build an internal data structure before performing the transformation. An NRDM structure is not required to represent the entire XML data input. Instead, the XML_Pipeline transform uses a portion of memory to process each instance of a repeatable structure, then continually releases and reuses memory to steadily flow XML data through the transform.


XML_Pipeline helps us to convert the XML Schema data or the nested schema data in to normal tabular data.

XML Schema Structure

The above structure is an example of a nested structure.

To convert this in to a normal structure (refer to the image bellow), we use XML_Pipeline transformation.

So with XML Pipeline transformation you can convert the nested structure to a normal structure.

Below is an example job-

The source can be a XML File source / XML Message source.

XML_Pipeline Transformation

In general query transforms, you cannot drag the columns “postcodeGroup”  and “address” directly from schema into the schema out. For that you have to first un-nest the nodes. But using XML_Pipeline transformation you can directly drag those columns to the schema out.

Select the column “postcodeGroup” and drag it to the schema out, next select address from the schema in and drag it to the schema out.

Connect it to a template table and execute the job.

One the job execution is completed, you can find the output in the below format.