tXSLT - 6.1

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tXSLT Properties

Component family




Refers to an XSL stylesheet, to transform an XML source file into a defined output file.


Helps to transform data structure to another structure.

Basic settings

XML file

File path to the XML file to be validated.


XSL file

File path to the reference XSL transformation file.


Output file

File path to the output file. If the file does not exist, it will be created. The output file can be any structured or unstructured file such as html, xml, txt or even pdf or edifact depending on your xsl.



Click the plus button to add new lines in the Parameters list and define the transformation parameters of the XSLT file. Click in each line and enter the key in the name list and its associated value in the value list.

Advanced settings

tStatCatcher Statistics

Select this check box to gather the processing metadata at the Job level as well as at each component level.

Global Variables

ERROR_MESSAGE: the error message generated by the component when an error occurs. This is an After variable and it returns a string. This variable functions only if the Die on error check box is cleared, if the component has this check box.

OUTPUT_FILEPATH: the output file path. This is a Flow variable and it returns a string.

OUTPUT_FILENAME: the output file name. This is a Flow variable and it returns a string.

A Flow variable functions during the execution of a component while an After variable functions after the execution of the component.

To fill up a field or expression with a variable, press Ctrl + Space to access the variable list and choose the variable to use from it.

For further information about variables, see Talend Studio User Guide.


This component can be used as standalone component.


Due to license incompatibility, one or more JARs required to use this component are not provided. You can install the missing JARs for this particular component by clicking the Install button on the Component tab view. You can also find out and add all missing JARs easily on the Modules tab in the Integration perspective of your studio. For details, see https://help.talend.com/display/KB/How+to+install+external+modules+in+the+Talend+products or the section describing how to configure the Studio in the Talend Installation Guide.

Scenario: Transforming XML to html using an XSL stylesheet

This scenario describes a two-component Job that converts xml data into an html document using an xsl stylesheet. It as well defines a transformation parameter of the xsl stylesheet to change the background color of the header of the created html document.

  1. Drop the tXSLT and tMsBox components from the Palette to the design workspace.

  2. Double-click tXSLT to open its Basic settings view where you can define the component properties.

  3. In the XML file field, set the path or browse to the xml file to be transformed. In this example, the xml file holds a list of MP3 song titles and related information including artist names, company etc.

  4. In the XSL file field in the Basic settings view, set the path or browse to the relevant xsl file.

  5. In the Output file field, set the path or browse to the output html file.

    In this example, we want to convert the xml data into an html file holding a table heading followed by a table listing artists' names next to song titles.

  6. In the Parameters area of the Basic settings view, click the plus button to add a line where you can define the name and value of the transformation parameter of the xsl file. In this example, the name of the transformation parameter we want to use is bgcolor and the value is green.

  7. Double-click the tMsgBox to display its Basic settings view and define its display properties as needed.

  8. Save the Job and press F6 to execute it. The message box displays confirming that the output html file is created and stored in the defined path.

  9. Click OK to close the message box.

You can now open the output html file to check the transformation of the xml data and that of the background color of the table heading.