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Can I use an XML attribute value as field name?

end user has a section of their XML data like so in datamapper:

@datatype = decimal
@fieldName = oeeh.Amount

@datatype = decimal
@fieldName = totlineamount


Is there any way to extract the @fieldName attributes and use them in a loop to name each new extraction field?

Nope, that would go against the core principle of the datamodel: providing a uniform, consistent set of fields. What you can do, however, is store the Name and Value as two separate fields in a Detail table. You will then be able to loop through that table in your template.