Combine XML files and load into excel

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  • Prize: $25
  • Entries Received: 23
  • Winner: minametry903

Contest Brief

I have 18 XML files with a large amount of data. The 18 files need to be combined into a single Excel sheet.

Each XML file has a number of embedded tables / trees that need to be expanded into a single table in the Excel sheet.

The structure of all XML files is the same. the 'prime key' field is the 'identifier' (eg E 04/1169). Each XML file contains approximately 990 of these.

An example of two of the 18 files is attached.

In order to demonstrate your capability, please show;
- A screenshot of the file extracted into excel
- note the number of fields extracted (column numbers)
- note the number of records extracted (row numbers) once you have expanded into one table and combined the two files
- include some comments describing your method for combining the 18 files into 1 XLSX file, noting what software you use.
- A link to the example file in google docs / dropbox or similar.

It is possible the combined table will generate more than 1,000,000 rows. This means it may need to be done in a Power Query Data model or similar.

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  • BabuPC333
    BabuPC333
    • 2 months ago

    Please see my entry #16 and #17

    • 2 months ago
  • nomilknosugar
    Contest Holder
    • 2 months ago

    Please also comment whether you think this should go into an Excel powerquery data model, or can be a simple excel sheet

    • 2 months ago
    1. minametry903
      minametry903
      • 2 months ago

      You can edit and modify what every you want? All data of the XML file i did convert fully to excel and it could be a good excel one as a source of data for you. I explained to you fully on my entry #9 all the details of the converted file and added one more entry #10 to show you how you can filter and get the data of file. The number of columns in excel are 226 and the number of rows are 100326, some are empty and you can adjust delete or edit what you want, but it was converted from the XML file. You can check my entry and i can do whatever you ask me to do or extract, i worked on excel 12 years

      • 2 months ago
    2. minametry903
      minametry903
      • 2 months ago

      yes it could be power query t get any data you want and you can sort it as you want

      • 2 months ago
  • nomilknosugar
    Contest Holder
    • 2 months ago

    In your response, please show me the total number of fields to go into the excel output.

    • 2 months ago

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