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I've been studying the examples here: https://docs.marklogic.com/guide/semantics/tde#id_25531

I have a set of documents that are structured with a parent name and an array of children nodes with their own names. I want to create a template that generates triples of the form "name1 is-a-parent-of name2". Here's a test I tried, with a sample of the document structure:

declareUpdate();

xdmp.documentInsert(
       '/test/tde.json',
       {
         content: {
           name:'Joe Parent',
           children: [
             {
               name: 'Bob Child'
             },
             {
               name: 'Sue Child'
             }
           ]
         }
       },
       {permissions : xdmp.defaultPermissions(),
        collections : ['test']})

cts.doc('/test/tde.json')

var tde = require("/MarkLogic/tde.xqy");
// Load the user template for user profile rows
var template = xdmp.toJSON(
{
  "template":{
    "context":"content",
    "collections": [
      "test"
    ],
      "triples":[
      {
        "subject": {
          "val": "xs:string(name)"
        },
        "predicate": {
          "val": "sem:iri('is-parent-of')"
        },
        "object": {
          "val": "xs:string(children/name)"
        }     
      }
    ]   
  }
}
);
//tde.validate([template]),
tde.templateInsert("/templates/test.tde", template);
tde.nodeDataExtract( 
  [cts.doc( '/test/tde.json' )]
)

However, the above throws an Exception:

[javascript] TDE-EVALFAILED: tde.nodeDataExtract([cts.doc("/test/tde.json")]) -- Eval for Object='xs:string(children/name)' returns TDE-BADVALEXPRESSION: Invalid val expression: XDMP-CAST: (err:FORG0001) Invalid cast: (fn:doc("/test/tde.json")/content/array-node("children")/object-node()[1]/text("name"), fn:doc("/test/tde.json")/content/array-node("children")/object-node()[2]/text("name")) cast as xs:string?

What is the proper syntax for extracting array nodes into a triple?

2nd somewhat related question: say I also wanted to have triples of the form "child1 is-sibling-of child2". For the example above it would be "Bob Child is-sibling-of Sue Child". What would be the proper syntax for this? I'm not even sure how to begin with this one.

Is TDE even the way to go here? Or is it better to do this programmatically? i.e. on document ingestion, generate those triples inside the document directly?

(If it's relevant, the ML version being used is 9.)

Comments

Change the context for your template to match on each of the children, and then project the triples from each child, rather than from the parent.

With the context as children, the object val is xs:string(name) and then in order to select it's parent, adjust the selection of the subject val relative from the child to be xs:string(../../name).

var template = xdmp.toJSON(
{
  "template":{
    "context":"children",
    "collections": [
      "test"
    ],
      "triples":[
      {
        "subject": {
          "val": "xs:string(../../name)"
        },
        "predicate": {
          "val": "sem:iri('is-parent-of')"
        },
        "object": {
          "val": "xs:string(name)"
        }     
      }
    ]   
  }
}
);