Reading from XML using DOM – simple example

XML file: MyXMLFile.xml

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<company>
	<employee>
		<firstname>Tom</firstname>
		<lastname>Cruise</lastname>
	</employee>
	<employee>
		<firstname>Paul</firstname>
		<lastname>Enderson</lastname>
	</employee>
	<employee>
		<firstname>George</firstname>
		<lastname>Bush</lastname>
	</employee>
</company>

import java.io.File;
import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilder;
import javax.xml.parsers.DocumentBuilderFactory;
import org.w3c.dom.Document;
import org.w3c.dom.Element;
import org.w3c.dom.Node;
import org.w3c.dom.NodeList;

public class XMLReader {

public static void main(String argv[]) {

try {
File file = new File("c:\\MyXMLFile.xml");
DocumentBuilderFactory dbf = DocumentBuilderFactory.newInstance();
DocumentBuilder db = dbf.newDocumentBuilder();
Document doc = db.parse(file);
doc.getDocumentElement().normalize();
System.out.println("Root element " + doc.getDocumentElement().getNodeName());
NodeList nodeLst = doc.getElementsByTagName("employee");
System.out.println("Information of all employees");

for (int s = 0; s < nodeLst.getLength(); s++) {

Node fstNode = nodeLst.item(s);

if (fstNode.getNodeType() == Node.ELEMENT_NODE) {

Element fstElmnt = (Element) fstNode;
NodeList fstNmElmntLst = fstElmnt.getElementsByTagName("firstname");
Element fstNmElmnt = (Element) fstNmElmntLst.item(0);
NodeList fstNm = fstNmElmnt.getChildNodes();
System.out.println("First Name : " + ((Node) fstNm.item(0)).getNodeValue());
NodeList lstNmElmntLst = fstElmnt.getElementsByTagName("lastname");
Element lstNmElmnt = (Element) lstNmElmntLst.item(0);
NodeList lstNm = lstNmElmnt.getChildNodes();
System.out.println("Last Name : " + ((Node) lstNm.item(0)).getNodeValue());
}

}
} catch (Exception e) {
e.printStackTrace();
}
}
}

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