Java: extract the content in the xml file into entity and transfer it to the database

Keywords: Java Database xml


        In our daily work, we often encounter the need to extract the information in xml files and convert it into entity classes. Combined with our own work experience, we make the following summary, which is convenient for people and ourselves.

Code example

xml format:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

    <Item device_id="2b5c0ac2-3708-4a85-ae20-34c75b281a6c" 
    device_name="Low lockout indicator" 
    bay_name="Switch cabinet" />


1. Add pom dependency:


When actually searching for information, we may know what package to refer to, but many bloggers do not give specific pom references, so we cannot determine which jar to refer to. Here is a small method:

You can search on the maven warehouse website: Maven Central Repository Search


Directly copy the contents in the red box to the pom file and refresh maven.

2. Define entity

package com.service.inspect.entity.task;

import lombok.Data;
public class RobotPointEntity {
    * device_id
    private String deviceId;

    * device_name
    private String deviceName;

    * bay_id
    private String bayId;

    * bay_name
    private String bayName;

The field of entity defined here can only correspond to the field in xml, because the actual set value needs to be manually mapped one by one. Therefore, even if we use the existing entity in the project and the field name cannot be modified, we can use the entity.

3. Reference a package

Because when I was looking for a solution, I referred to it Parsing xml documents via XmlPullParser - Zhang xuxiaoxia - blog Park y

But when the code in this article is copied, the system runs to

XmlPullParserFactory factory = XmlPullParserFactory.newInstance();

The following mistakes were reported when

Exception in thread "main" org.xmlpull.v1.XmlPullParserException: 
caused by: org.xmlpull.v1.XmlPullParserException: 
resource not found: /META-INF/services/org.xmlpull.v1.XmlPullParserFactory 
make sure that parser implementing XmlPull API is available

Find a solution to this problem by searching:

[xmlpull]XmlPull common errors - bystanders - blog Garden j

According to the method provided in this blog post, we need to Download in kxml2.jar ,

Then import it into our project and use it

XmlPullParserFactory factory = 
     Thread.currentThread().getContextClassLoader().getClass() );

Replace the above code.

Download the kxml2.jar package locally and import it into the project. Here, take intellij as an example to demonstrate the import operation:


Select kxml2.jar to download. 

import com.service.inspect.entity.task.RobotPointEntity;
import org.xmlpull.v1.XmlPullParser;
import org.xmlpull.v1.XmlPullParserFactory;

import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.List;
public class Test { 
     * According to the XML file path, it is parsed into entity
     * @param filePath xml route
    private void convert2Entity(String filePath)
        List<RobotPointEntity> list = new ArrayList<>();
        try {
            //Data definition
            RobotPointEntity robotPointEntity = null;
            //Get xmlpullparser object
            XmlPullParserFactory factory = XmlPullParserFactory.newInstance(System.getProperty(XmlPullParserFactory.PROPERTY_NAME),
            XmlPullParser parser = factory.newPullParser();
            //Get input stream
            FileInputStream fis = new FileInputStream(filePath);
            //Set stream and character set
            parser.setInput(fis, "utf-8");
            //Start parsing
            int event = parser.getEventType();
            int num = 0;
            while (event != XmlPullParser.END_DOCUMENT) {
                switch (event) {
                    //The start tag is usually used to initialize related sets or objects
                    case XmlPullParser.START_DOCUMENT:
                    case XmlPullParser.START_TAG:
                        String tagName = parser.getName();
                        //Get the attribute tag through getName
                        if ("Item".equals(tagName)) {
                            robotPointEntity = new RobotPointEntity();
                            //Get the marked attribute value through getAttributeName and getAttributeValue
                            for (int i = 0; i < parser.getAttributeCount(); i++) {
                                String name = parser.getAttributeName(i);
                                String value = parser.getAttributeValue(i);
                                switch (name) {
                                    case "device_id":
                                    case "device_name":
                                    case "bay_id":
                                    case "bay_name":

                event =;
            //After parsing, the collection is returned
        } catch (Exception e) {


5. Call

Here I am the path of the xml file directly passed in, which can be directly referenced as follows


If the InputStream stream has been obtained, you can also change the input parameter to InputStream. Here, you can modify it yourself.



java parsing xml documents - parsing through XmlPullParser - Zhang Xu Xiaoxia - blog Park

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Posted by Bunkermaster on Fri, 22 Oct 2021 23:15:48 -0700