Load XML And Show As li In AngularJS

As you all know Angular JS is a JavaScript framework for developing applications. So basically Angular JS expects the response in the form of JSON. Hence it is recommended to return the data in JSON format before you start to work on the data. Here in this post we will load a local XML file using Angular JS $http service, and we will convert the same XML file to JSON. Once it is converted, we will loop through the JSON and show it as li using ng-repeat. If you are new to Angular JS, please read here.


To convert your XML file to JSON, I recommend you to read here.

Using the code

Create an html page first.

  1. <!DOCTYPE html>  
  2. <html>  
  4. <head>  
  5.     <title>Load XML And Show As li In Angular JS - SibeeshPassion </title>  
  6. </head>  
  8. <body> </body>  
  10. </html>  
Now add the needed reference as follows.
  1. <script src="jquery-2.1.3.min.js"></script>  
  2. <script src="angular.min.js"></script>  
  3. <script src="xml2json.js"></script>  
Have you noticed that I have added xml2json.js file? This is the file which is doing the conversion part. You can always download the file from https://code.google.com/p/x2js/.

So if you read and implement as explained in my article on converting XML file to JSON in Angular JS, Your page will be looking as follows.
  1. <!DOCTYPE html>  
  2. <html>  
  4. <head>  
  5.     <title>Convert XML to JSON In Angular JS - SibeeshPassion </title>  
  6.     <script src="jquery-2.1.3.min.js"></script>  
  7.     <script src="angular.min.js"></script>  
  8.     <script src="xml2json.js"></script>  
  9. </head>  
  11. <body>  
  12.     <div ng-app="httpApp" ng-controller="httpController"> </div>  
  13.     <script>  
  14. var app = angular.module('httpApp', []);  
  15. app.controller('httpController', function ($scope, $http)  
  16. {  
  17.     $http.get("Sitemap.xml",  
  18.     {  
  19.         transformResponse: function (cnv)  
  20.         {  
  21.             var x2js = new X2JS();  
  22.             var aftCnv = x2js.xml_str2json(cnv);  
  23.             return aftCnv;  
  24.         }  
  25.     }).success(function (response)  
  26.     {  
  27.         console.log(response);  
  28.     });  
  29. });  
  30.     </script>  
  31. </body>  
  33. </html>  
So we have loaded our XML and converted it to the JSON. Now we need to show this JSON response as li using ng-repeat in Angular JS. Are you ready?

For that please change your ng-app directive as follows.
  1. <div ng-app="httpApp" ng-controller="httpController">  
  2.     <ul>  
  3.         <li ng-repeat="det in details"><a href="{{det.loc }}">{{det.loc }}</a> </li>  
  4.     </ul>  
  5. </div>  
And we can change our Angular script implementation as below.
  1. <script>  
  2. var app = angular.module('httpApp', []);  
  3. app.controller('httpController', function ($scope, $http)  
  4. {  
  5.     $http.get("Sitemap.xml",  
  6.     {  
  7.         transformResponse: function (cnv)  
  8.         {  
  9.             var x2js = new X2JS();  
  10.             var aftCnv = x2js.xml_str2json(cnv);  
  11.             return aftCnv;  
  12.         }  
  13.     }).success(function (response)  
  14.     {  
  15.         $scope.details = response.urlset.url;  
  16.         console.log(response);  
  17.     });  
  18. });  
  19. </script>  
So we are assigning response.urlset.url to the $scope.details so that we can simply loop through using ng-repeat as:

det in details.

If you download the sitemap.xml file from the source code given you can get to know the XML structure of the data. Depends on the data structure we need to assign the response to the $scope.

I guess everything is done, now we can see the output.



Load XML And Show As li In Angular JS.

That’s all we have done everything. Happy coding!.

Complete Code
  1. <!DOCTYPE html>  
  2. <html>  
  4. <head>  
  5.     <title>Load XML And Show As li In Angular JS - SibeeshPassion </title>  
  6.     <script src="jquery-2.1.3.min.js"></script>  
  7.     <script src="angular.min.js"></script>  
  8.     <script src="xml2json.js"></script>  
  9. </head>  
  11. <body>  
  12.     <div ng-app="httpApp" ng-controller="httpController">  
  13.         <ul>  
  14.             <li ng-repeat="det in details"><a href="{{det.loc }}">{{det.loc }}</a> </li>  
  15.         </ul>  
  16.     </div>  
  17.     <script>  
  18. var app = angular.module('httpApp', []);  
  19. app.controller('httpController', function ($scope, $http)  
  20. {  
  21.     $http.get("Sitemap.xml",  
  22.     {  
  23.         transformResponse: function (cnv)  
  24.         {  
  25.             var x2js = new X2JS();  
  26.             var aftCnv = x2js.xml_str2json(cnv);  
  27.             return aftCnv;  
  28.         }  
  29.     }).success(function (response)  
  30.     {  
  31.         $scope.details = response.urlset.url;  
  32.         console.log(response);  
  33.     });  
  34. });  
  35.     </script>  
  36. </body>  
  38. </html>  

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