Anyone used XML::Smart ?

Edwardson, Tony Tony.Edwardson at
Tue Dec 11 04:13:59 PST 2007

We use a batch scheduler called UC4 with which you can export and import the
config as XML and I am trying to write a tool to be able to make changes to
the jobs by changing the exported XML before re-importing it.

XML::Simple doesn't cut the mustard for this so I am trying to use

Here's a (simplified) sample of the exported XML


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?>


  <JOBS_UNIX name="JOB1">





<JOBS_UNIX name="JOB2">








The bit I want to change is the <MSCRI> bit which contains the code that
gets run

What I can't workout is the syntax to use with XML::Smart to be able to
change the MSCRI values


Here's my script :-


use strict;

use warnings;

use XML::Smart;

my $xml = < XML as per sample above >

my $obj = new XML::Smart($xml) or die "Can't understand $xml: $!\n";


Do something like this :-

    $obj->{'uc-export'}{JOBS_UNIX}{JOB1}{SCRIPT}{MSCRI}->content("CHANGED TO


$content =  $XML->{root}->data();

print $content;


I've tried loads of different syntaxes but so far everything I've tried has
created new entries in the XML rather than change the existing values.


Anyone any ideas ?







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