I wish you would give some more examples. This is a very basic overview
You'll never get examples in a Help file. You need a book, or a video, or a class. Here's one of the best books around on the subject:
Thanks for the quick responce. I was hoping to get some real world help on this. I notice that there are alot of posts on this simular topic all point towards an external purchase on Amazon.
Surely this cant be that hard? Or is it?
I have worked out that if I manully create the table I want and the headings I can export this to xlm and try to match up how the SQL command should output.
I dont understand why I cannot use the current <Root> <Story> <Table> hirearchy (from my current Import XML) and get Adobe Indesign to do what I expect it to and return new data rows below each other. Sorry hard to type but I have 6500 items that I want on a new row. Fairly simple I would have thought.
Honestly, only a tiny fraction of the InDesign user base (and this forum base) use XML.
If you can provide more detail about your xml file and your template someone might be more able to help. Other than Root/Story/Table, are you using namespaces in your tags? Are you using any particular attributes?
In your Indesign file, are you starting with a placeholder table or bringing in all data for the table with the XML? I can probably point you to examples of some tables, but need to know more about what you are looking to build, or have built.