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xmlPr (Column XML Properties)

This element represents the column properties for single cell XML tables.

Parent Elements



Child Elements


extLst (Future Feature Data Storage Area)





mapId (XML Map Id)

An integer representing the ID of the XML map this table field is associated with.


The XML map will be defined in the xml maps part, and the Map element should have the corresponding id.


The possible values for this attribute are defined by the XML Schema unsignedInt datatype.

xmlDataType (XML Data Type)

An enumeration indicating which XML data type is used by this column.


The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_XmlDataType simple type (§3.18.95).

xpath (XPath)

A string representing the XML path to the element this column is associated with.


The spreadsheet application should support XPath limited to the following:


The XPath is an absolute path to a simple-content element or attribute



"/ns1:root/ns1:row/ns1:column1" is supported if 'column1' is a child-most node, but not "/ns1:root/ns1:row" for the same document since 'row' is not a child.

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The XPath does not express axes, but uses the default child axes



"/ns1:root/ns1:row" is supported but not "/ns1:root/child::ns1:row

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An optional filter can be expressed at the end of the xpath



"/ns1:root/ns1:row/ns1:column1[@foo='abc']" is supported but not "/ns1:root/ns1:row[@foo='abc']/ns1:column1"

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The filter can only contain a single expression comparing a named attribute to a specific value

Filters are only supported on XPaths that resolve to a simple-content element (not attributes)

The named attribute must be defined as an attribute of the simple-content element

The attribute name must be preceded by the short-hand (@) symbol representing the axes 'attribute'



"/ns1:root/ns1:row/ns1:column1[@foo='abc']" is supported not "/ns1:root/ns1:row/ns1:column1[attribute::foo='abc']"

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An arbitrary amount of white-space can be embedded between filter tokens



"/ns1:root/ns1:row/ns1:column1[ @ foo='abc']" is valid

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The possible values for this attribute are defined by the ST_Xstring simple type (§3.18.96).

The following XML Schema fragment defines the contents of this element:

<complexType name="CT_XmlPr">


   <element name="extLst" type="CT_ExtensionList" minOccurs="0" maxOccurs="1"/>


   <attribute name="mapId" type="xsd:unsignedInt" use="required"/>

   <attribute name="xpath" type="ST_Xstring" use="required"/>

   <attribute name="xmlDataType" type="ST_XmlDataType" use="required"/>