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Status Not under consideration
Workspace IBM i
Created by Guest
Created on Mar 7, 2017

XSLTRANSFORM should support newer XSLT version

Using XSLTRANSFORM and it's excellent but...
It supports XALAN 1.1. XSLT that is very limited and old.
The transformations would be so much easier to create if at least XALAN 2.x will be supported.
Today I have to make workarounds in mapping to archive expected results.


Use Case:

One simple example is Current date.
In XSLT 2: <xsl:value of select="current-date()"/>

In XSLT 1.1 it does not exists. Have to add a tag in source XML with current date. Parameters to XSLTRANSFORM is also a workaround.

String handling also is more easier in XSLT 2.x


Idea priority High
  • Guest
    Aug 4, 2022
    IBM has no plans at this time to deliver this solution.
  • Guest
    May 5, 2021

    IBM understands this request and will use this as we prioritize future enhancements.

  • Guest
    Oct 24, 2017

    Due to processing by IBM, this request was reassigned to have the following updated attributes:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Application Development
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Other

    For recording keeping, the previous attributes were:
    Brand - Servers and Systems Software
    Product family - Power Systems
    Product - IBM i
    Component - Db2 for i
    Operating system - IBM i
    Source - Other

  • Guest
    Jul 25, 2017

    The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a medium priority requirement that should be addressed.

    Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.

    For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac

    For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/

    Dawn May - CAAC Program Manager