Before we start we must see what an XSLT actually is :-
As per XSLT definition :-
XSLT (Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations) is a language
for transforming XML documents into other XML documents, or other
formats such as HTML for web pages, plain text or into XSL Formatting
Objects, which may subsequently be converted to other formats, such
as PDF PostScript and PNG.
Source :- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XSLT
So, XSLT can be use to transform one form of XML to another :-
Here you can see the XSLT is transforming the XML payload into another XML
So, let us try this example in our Mule application
Here we will be using XSLT for transforming the XML payload into another XML
like below :-
So let’s consider we have a following flow in our Mule application:-
As you can see we have used a Http inbound end point followed by a set payload
component and then XSLT transformer.
Here the set payload contain the XML that need to be transform
So set payload component contains the following payload :-
Our corresponding Mule flow will be as follows :-
<flow name="xsltFlow1" doc:name="xsltFlow1">
<http:inbound-endpoint exchange-pattern="request-response" host="localhost" port="8081"
maxIdleTransformers="2" maxActiveTransformers="5" outputEncoding="UTF-8"
doc:name="Transform from outer to inner" xsl-file="Transform.xslt"
encoding="UTF-8" returnClass="java.lang.String" />
As you can see we are using XSLT file :- Transform.xslt
So, the file Transform.xslt
should be in our src/main/resource folder