XML Parsing no longer supported by IBM in 7.5?

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bbunney
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XML Parsing no longer supported by IBM in 7.5?

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My boss just told me that XML parsing is no longer supported by IBM in 7.5. Is that true? Does that mean that IBM is going to treat XML-INTO and DATA_INTO like SEU and not evolve them? I know IBM won't drop these operation codes from RPG. Is it fair to say that the expectation from IBM is that software developers will start using SQL to parse XML documents instead?
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Re: XML Parsing no longer supported by IBM in 7.5?

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Bear in mind that 7.5 is not new -- it was released over 2 years ago.

I'm not sure what your boss is referring to, but it doesn't make any sense to say that "XML isn't supported anymore." There may have been a PARTICULAR XML package that support ended for -- I don't remember, honestly -- but there's no way IBM can drop support for XML in the general sense.

XML-INTO (and DATA-INTO, which isn't even related to XML) are still fully supported as they always were.
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Re: XML Parsing no longer supported by IBM in 7.5?

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Thanks Scott. We are just going to 7.5 and installed it on our test LPAR and were running some tests which I was not a part of. We are very conservative letting a release be out for a while before we upgrade. It takes over a year to perform a complete upgrade as we have over 60 LPAR's.
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