Creating and Managing Your Own XML Maps

Although it is convenient to let Excel handle the mapping of XML data to your spreadsheet, creating your own XML maps gives you a bit more flexibility and control over how your data is used. In particular, creating your own XML maps allows you to write back to your XML document, selectively map elements individually, and integrate data from multiple XML documents. In this section, you walk through a scenario where creating a custom XML map will help you build a simple data entry template for employee invoices. As you go through this example, keep in mind that this is one of many possible scenarios that benefit from a custom XML mapping.

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