in short, I'd like easy ways to dump DB data into 2 specific formats, .CSV and XML.
IMVHO, the easiest way to do this would be thru CULPRIT custom Output Modules, but i could be wrong.
Coding my own requires information (metadata) about the columns of output that are not readily available.
(I wrote a culprit user module years ago, but all i remember about this meta data was that i hadda go get it out of the Culprit Work Files (SYS006 & 8, I think), and that's too much uncertain trouble for me to go to now).
Once the value of CSV & XML output (dynamically available, not hard-coded) is seen,
others would likely be seen as desirable, so i reckon that some generic functionality from CA would be the best way.
CSV is rather straightforward-- but there would be considerations about the data to be formatted (e.g., if LITERALLY CSV, then no commas in numeric fields, etc).
XML presents a more difficult case, yet all-the-more practical in IDD environment, if there was some customisation toward XML aliases for elements that CULPRIT could in turn draw upon, if you see how I mean.
May this please be considered as a DAR ?