Much of the complexity in standard XML, with a mixture of namespace, attributes, siblings, and children, is not needed within Process Designer in order to present data to people designing
. While you sometimes need to use the XQuery option for Get From, this is not necessary for many applications.
Simplified XML rearranges data within XML so that it can be used by process objects. This rearrangement treats attributes as children, removes namespaces, makes siblings with the same name consecutive, and places text into CDATA sections.
If you select Simplified XML for the Get From option, Process Designer displays a text field. If you do not enter anything in the field, Process Designer processes all of the received XML. If you enter the name of an element, Process Designer begins simplifying at this element, only processing this element and elements nested within it.
If you type a period ("."), this is treated as an empty field. (This is the default.)