Copy-of

Replace this element by the copy of the selection as an element structure. You can use it to construct more complex data structures.

Child elements

(none)

Parent elements

Case, Columns, Element, ForAll, Loop, Otherwise, SaveDataset, SetVariable, Table, Tablefoot, Tablehead, Td, Text, Textblock, Tr, Until, While

Attributes

select (XPath expression)

The selection (most likely a variable) that is to be copied.

Example

<SetVariable variable="myparagraph">
  <Paragraph>
    <Value select="@name"/><Value>, Symbol=</Value><Value select="@symbol"/>
  </Paragraph>
</SetVariable>
<PlaceObject>
  <Textblock>
    <Copy-of select="$myparagraph"/>
  </Textblock>
</PlaceObject>

is the same as

<PlaceObject>
  <Textblock>
    <Paragraph>
      <Value select="@name"/><Value>, Symbol=</Value><Value select="@symbol"/>
    </Paragraph>
  </Textblock>
</PlaceObject>

with the exception that the values of @name and @symbol can be evaluated before the text gets output.

See also

The section about <Copy-of>.