Output a Field When Present

This DataWeave example outputs a field if it is present in the input, a JSON array. The first object in the array contains "insurance", while the second does not. The XML output mirrors this structure. Before you begin, note that 2.x versions of DataWeave are used by Mule 4 apps. For DataWeave in Mule 3 apps, refer to DataWeave version 1.2 examples. For other DataWeave versions, you can use the version selector in the DataWeave table of contents.

The example uses these functions:

  • map to go through every element within the input array.

  • if($.insurance?) to determine when to output an insurance field.

DataWeave Script:
%dw 2.0
output application/xml
---
users: { (payload map
        user: {
          name: $.name,
          (insurance: $.insurance) if($.insurance?)
        } )
}
Input JSON Payload:
[
  {
    "name" : "Julian",
    "gender" : "Male",
    "age" : 41,
    "insurance": "Osde"
  },
  {
    "name" : "Mariano",
    "gender" : "Male",
    "age" : 33
  }
]
Output XML:
<?xml version='1.0' encoding='US-ASCII'?>
<users>
  <user>
    <name>Julian</name>
    <insurance>Osde</insurance>
  </user>
  <user>
    <name>Mariano</name>
  </user>
</users>

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