Create XML document with Ruby -XML parsing

XML is most popular data transfer layer.

In every language we need XML parsing. In Ruby there is in build XML strong parsing support.

In this post I am going to cover the How to create XML file with simple Ruby code.

TIP: If you are new in Rails than follow step one or go to step two.

1. You need to install Ruby on your computer

2. Open command prompt(for windows) or console(linux)

3. Create file named CreateXML.rb and copy and paste following code

require “rexml/document”
include REXML

string = <<EOF
<element attribute=”attr”>first XML document with ruby </element>
doc = string

print doc

Output will be like this:


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About Purab Kharat

I am WordPress and Drupal Architect. I worked on many technologies like Ruby on Rails, Flex, PHP etc... I am Purab Kharat from India, Pune. I love to play chess and listen music and read books. I work in SY Smartsourcing Global Pvt Ltd in Princeton, NJ, USA. Now I am living at Plainsboro, 164 Hampshire Drive, Princeton Meadows, NJ. I have more then Ten years experience in Web Application Development (Specially in Php 5.0, Ruby on Rails, Mysql 5.0, RIA, Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla, Ecommerce)

3 thoughts on “Create XML document with Ruby -XML parsing

  1. Dumb :\. To generate 3 lines of XML, I should write 8 lines of Ruby ?? Why not use builder for creating XML in ruby ??

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