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Old 04-24-2013, 02:12 PM
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Default Deleting empty fields

Hi folks.

Has anyone had problems with something like this:
PID||1234|| |TEST^TEST^ ^ ^ ^||19700130|M||Chinese|1234 S MAIN ST^ ^TESTTOWN^TX^77777^ ^||123-456-7890^^^test@test.com^| |Norwegian|Married|||222-25-2222|||2||||||||
I am sending this segment from Mirth but my receiving app chokes on the empty fields (e.g '^ ^' and '| |')

The transformed message looks like:
Are there any ideas how to remove the empty fields that the result will look like this:
PID||1234|||TEST^TEST||19700130|M||Chinese|1234 S MAIN ST^ ^TESTTOWN^TX^77777||123-456-7890^^^test@test.com| |Norwegian|Married|||222-25-2222|||2||||||||
I thought iterating over the xml and removing everything that is empty would not be a good idea because there might come payoad data behind the currently checked element.

Thanks for you input,
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:49 PM
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I've updated the stripEmptyNodes code template I wrote so that you can easily replace blank nodes with empty nodes, and delete blank/empty nodes, but only the trailing ones.


In your case, you'd want to use:

Step 1: JAVA CACHE...DID YOU CLEAR ...wait, ding dong the witch is dead?

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Old 04-25-2013, 07:15 AM
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That works like charm.
Wired that I have not found that on my search through the forum.

But anyway hopefully that also helps other people to find this great function.
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