How do I use the XML file?
XML files are most commonly utilised to import into Excel spreadsheets and Access databases.
To do this. Save the XML file to a directory/folder/desktop on your computer where you can readily recall it. Open Excel and from the toolbar select Data, XML, then Import. This will import the XML file into a new worksheet. The XML files can be accessed from the Downloads page. This XML file has been tested with Excel XP and Excel 2003.
The following is a simplified, step by step process if you are encountering difficulties with the above method:
- Go to the MBS Online Downloads page and click on the XML link and save the zip file to the Desktop.
- Right click on the zipped file icon on the desktop and choose Winzip, then "Extract to here". This saves the XML file to the Desktop,
- Open Excel then Click on Data, XML, Import and then open the XML file from the desktop - Click on Import,
- You are asked "Where do you want to put the data" i.e Cell$A$1 - click on OK. The data will then appear in the Excel spreadsheet
If you have problems, please search the Excel help files for importing xml data. If this is of no assistance, please email email@example.com
explaining the problem you have.