XML Helper

The XML Helper converts XML to dictionaries or vice versa. It connects XML based APIs to the integration platform.
XML helper

Convert dictionary to XML

To convert a dictionary to XML, e.g. for use in the REST helper, use the Convert dictionary to XML action. Just reference the object directly, without {{}}
XML Helper Convert dictionary to XML

XML Attributes

If you want to include XML attributes in the outputted XML, e.g.:
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<Example id="somevalue" type="text">
<Content>Some Text</Content>
You need to include the attributes in the dictionary with an @ prefix, e.g.:
"Example": {
"@id": "somevalue",
"@type": "text",
"Content": "Some Text",

Convert XML to dictionary

To retrieve and XML file or endpoint, just include the internal Locoia reference or the external URL, like in the below screenshot the VAT-ID check of the EU commission. If your endpoint requires authentication, please create this first and then select it under Connector Auth.
Note: Since XML responses are sometimes "not so clean", please reference data as per the below. This is the better approach compared to JSONPath-notation.
XML Helper Convert XML to dictionary
If a XML only contains one entry of an object it will be outputes as a dictionary in JSON. However, if it has multiple entries of an object it will be outputed as a list of dictionaries. To check the output type dynamically in a flow you you use the Jinja mapping test, e.g.:
{% if dic1 is mapping %}"Dict"{% else %}"List"{% endif %}

Drop Namespaces

Sometimes you may want to drop the namespaces of an existing XML. This can be done with the Drop Namespaces action.
Drop Namespaces