An XSL Transform is a document utilizing XSLT which gives you the ability to transform XML documents into other formats such as HTML, plain text, or even a different XML structure. Transforms are extremely useful for restructuring data into a new format or serialization.

To create a transform click the "Create" button and select "Transform". Here you are presented with a text editor into which you can type your transform. Click "Create" and your Transform will be saved. You can go back at any point to Edit the Transform by selecting the "Edit" tab.

Pragma Description
?results Evaluates the transforms without an initial template
?results&initial-template=... Transforms the given initial templates, after loading it by URL, using this XSL transform
POST ?results Transforms the request body using this XSL transform

Take a look at the following XML and XSLT documents.

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<?xml-stylesheet type="text/xsl" href="example.xsl"?>
  <Title>My Article</Title>
    <Author>Mr. Foo</Author>
    <Author>Mr. Bar</Author>
  <Body>This is my article text.</Body>

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<xsl:stylesheet version="1.0" xmlns:xsl="">

  <xsl:output method="text"/>

  <xsl:template match="/">
    Article - <xsl:value-of select="/Article/Title"/>
    Authors: <xsl:apply-templates select="/Article/Authors/Author"/>

  <xsl:template match="Author">
    - <xsl:value-of select="." />


This Transform capatures the title of the article and prints it out prepended with "Article - " by accessing the value located within the <title> tag using select="/Article/Title/". The same mechanism is used to access the authors of the article except since there are multiple values instead of simply obtaining the raw value it is passed along to a template for printing, as can be seen on the line showing <xsl:template match="Author">. Below is the text output from the transform.

Article - My Article
- Mr. Foo
- Mr. Bar

This is obviously a very simple example but you can use these principles to start transforming your data however is necessary.

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