You can "add" the "<?xml version ..." tag using the scalar SQL function XMLSERIALIZE like this:

XMLSERIALIZE( xml-expr AS CLOB INCLUDING XMLDECLARATION )

But it does not "prettify" the XML expression - it simply returns one single result line of XML - and inserting line breaks into XML data is very unusual, because the XML processors (like DOM or SAX) don't need it.

HTH
Daniel


Am 12.05.2022 um 20:07 schrieb Jon Paris <jon.paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

I don't think you can do it with SQL, but there's surely no need for a complete rewrite. Why not simply process the generated XML to meet their needs? The format is known so the logic should be pretty simple. Just read the file, chuck out the appropriate bits and rewrite the file.


Jon P

On May 12, 2022, at 1:02 PM, Jimmy Sansi <jsansi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I'm currently outputting an XML doc to the IFS using embedded SQL, no
issue there.

Now the person on the receiving end is demanding the <?xml version="1.0"
encoding="UTF-8?> be on line 1 of the document followed by a line feed
with the XML data starting on the second line.

Was hoping to accomplish this using SQL instead of a re-write to output
using pure RPG. Is there a way to have SQL output formatted/indented
XML?
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